Battle of the junkers: America’s cheapest Nissan vs. Mexico’s

When it comes to the way the cars are built and regulated for American streets, we ...

When it comes to the way the cars are built and regulated for American streets, we have come up with some pretty strict requirements to make sure that even the cheapest cars of the bunch have a solid baseline of safety equipment to keep drivers in one piece.

However, when you venture outside of the border to other countries, those regulations might just be a little bit more lax and this time, we check out exactly how safe America’s cheapest Nissan is in contrast to the cheapest Nissan that you can possibly buy in Mexico.

In America’s corner, we have the 2016 Nissan Versa and for Mexico, we check out what is known as a 2015 Nissan Tsuru, a name that might not sound too familiar as it is not produced here and states. Honestly, upon a first watch, we were under the impression that Mexico’s car was pulled from the mid-90s based on the styling and horrible safety performance until we did a little bit of reading and discovered that it was, in fact, a 2015 model!

Check out the video below the shows off the vast difference between safety requirements in both countries. It’s pretty scary to think that cars on the same safety level as the Tsuru are still being produced and used regularly throughout the world today.

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