|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2017 Nissan Versa
|SV Sedan||1.6L I-4||FWD||CVT||9.2 sec||17.1 sec @ 81 mph||31/39/34 mpg||Car and Driver|
2015 Nissan Versa
|Note SR Hatchback||1.6L I-4||FWD||CVT||9.9 sec||17.6 sec @ 80 mph||31/40/29 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Note SR Hatchback||1.6L I-4||FWD||CVT||10.3 sec||17.7 sec @ 78.7 mph||31/40/31.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
2014 Nissan Versa
|Note S Hatchback||1.6L I-4||FWD||5M||9.5 sec||17.2 sec @ 81 mph||27/36/28 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Note SV Hatchback w/SL Tech Package||1.6L I-4||FWD||CVT||10.4 sec||17.8 sec @ 78.2 mph||31/40/35.4 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Note SV Hatchback w/SL Tech Package||1.6L I-4||FWD||CVT||10.1 sec||17.6 sec @ 83 mph||31/40/33.6 mpg||Motor Week|
2012 Nissan Versa
|1.6 SL Pure Drive Sedan||1.6L I-4||FWD||CVT||9.8 sec||17.5 sec @ 81 mph||30/37/33 mpg||Car and Driver|
|1.6 SL Pure Drive Sedan||1.6L I-4||FWD||CVT||9.8 sec||17.5 sec @ 80.8 mph||30/37/---- mpg||Motor trend|
|1.6 SL Pure Drive Sedan||1.6L I-4||FWD||CVT||10.2 sec||17.6 sec @ 79.2 mph||30/37/33 mpg||Motor Trend|
|1.6 SV Pure Drive Sedan||1.6L I-4||FWD||CVT||10.7 sec||18.1 sec @ 80 mph||30/37/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2010 Nissan Versa
|1.8 SL Hatchback||1.8L I-4||FWD||CVT||9.1 sec||17.1 sec @ 81 mph||28/34/26 mpg||Car and Driver|
|1.8 SL Hatchback||1.8L I-4||FWD||CVT||9.1 sec||17.0 sec @ 80.2 mph||28/34/28.1 mpg||Motor Trend|
2009 Nissan Versa
|1.6 Sedan||1.6L I-4||FWD||5M||9.1 sec||17.0 sec @ 81 mph||26/34/24 mpg||Car and Driver|
|1.6 Sedan||1.6L I-4||FWD||5M||8.9 sec||16.8 sec @ 81.5 mph||26/34/29.5 mpg||Motor Trend|
2008 Nissan Versa
|1.8 S Sedan||1.8L I-4||FWD||6M||9.0 sec||16.9 sec @ 83 mph||26/31/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
2007 Nissan Versa
|1.8 SL Hatchback||1.8L I-4||FWD||6M||9.4 sec||17.0 sec @ 81 mph||26/31/28 mpg||Car and Driver|
|1.8 SL Hatchback||1.8L I-4||FWD||CVT||9.7 sec||17.4 sec @ 78.6 mph||26/33/32.5 mpg||Motor Trend|
About Nissan Versa
The least expensive car in Nissan’s fleet is the Nissan Versa. It is also Nissan’s latest car launched in the market. This is the roomiest car in the world that you can get at a very low price.
Its cabin is not only spacious. It is also full of comfortable amenities and features that will make your trip to the grocery as pleasant and as safe as it can be. You need to consider this car if you are searching for a low-priced car that offers special comfort and safety.
A Short Look at Versa’s History
Actually, Nissan has used the Versa nameplate for three of its car models. The Nissan Tilda was sold as the Nissan Versa sedan from 2006 to 2012 and from 2006 to 2013 as its hatchback version.
Then, the Nissan Latio was sold as the Nissan Versa since 2012. Lastly, the second generation of the Nissan Norte was also sold as the Nissan Versa since 2013.
The Versa was actually launched in 2007 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This first Versa used the front-wheel-drive B platform of Nissan.
For its 2009 model, Nissan even made the Versa more affordable, making it the least expensive of all vehicles sold in the United States. In 2010, anti-lock brakes were included as a standard item for the Versa.
A truly affordable car is one of the things that most car buyers are waiting for. But you also need to know if its specs are at least adequate for what you need. Here are the most important specs of the Nissan Versa to help you determine if it’s the car you’re looking for.
- Engine: 1.6L, I-4, 16 valves, 109 horsepower at 6,000 RPM, 107 lb.-ft. torque at 4,400 RPM, variable valve control
- Transmission: 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic, continuously variable automatic
- Suspension: front wheel independent suspension
- Steering: power steering, speed-sensing steering
- Braking system: brake assist, ABS brakes
Overall, the Nissan Versa is very competent although not a top of the line performer. If you need top performance, you should be prepared to pay higher prices. But with Versa’s very low price, it delivers the performance what it promises.
Versa’s steering is well weighted, although it sometimes feels a bit too light. You have to make some small adjustments to obtain its maximum potential. But the car is easy to maneuver on tight city streets.
The Nissan Versa really fulfills its mission of placing economic performance as one of its priorities. This applies not only on its low price, but on its fuel economy as well.
Being integrated with all Versa variants, the CVT enables this car to get the best mileage. EPA has rated the entire Versa line up at 27 miles per gallon in the city, and 36 mpg on the highway, for the five speed manual transmission.
For Versa’s four-speed automatic, EPA rated the car at 26 mpg on the city and 35 mpg on the highway – just as impressive as the manual variant.
For the other variants such as the S Plus CVT, and all SL models, the EPA ratings are stepped up to 31 mpg in the city, and 40 mpg on the highway. These figures undoubtedly make this car one of the most fuel efficient in the league.
The Nissan Versa also puts a high premium in safety. That is why all the Versa line up can meet all of your safety considerations.
This car offers roof-mounted side airbags which cover all outboard occupants. It is also equipped with front side-impact torso airbags, occupant sensing airbags, and stability control. Other safety features include a panic alarm system, traction control, and immobilizer.
The IIHS has given the Nissan Versa ‘good’ ratings in most of its test categories. However, ratings from the federal government are not as good but with four stars overall.
Comfort and Quality
Among compact sedans, the Nissan Versa is one of the better options because of its comfort appointments and features. The car offers a lot of space inside the cabin considering that it is classified as a small car.
Ride comfort is much better than its nearest rivals. It is one of the few compacts that can comfortably sit four average-sized adults. That’s great for a car that can be had for a very small sum.
Versa’s trunk space is also big for a compact sedan. When you lift the cargo floor board, a hidden area underneath will be exposed. You can use this space to store valuables out of sight. If you need more space for carrying big items, you can lower the floor board to accommodate them.
For a low-priced subcompact, the appointments inside the cabin are exceptionally good. In addition, the suspension is absorbent, soft and smooth providing excellent ride quality.
To learn more about Nissan Versa, visit the official Nissan website.
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