Best Bet
(4.1) 46 reviews
MSRP: $2,276$9,468
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 28-30
Engine: 122-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2008 Nissan Versa

Our Take on the 2008 Nissan Versa

Our Take

Nissan introduced the Versa to the U.S. for 2007. Available in sedan and hatchback form, the Versa goes head-to-head with offerings from Toyota, Honda and General Motors. Little has changed for 2008. Nissan hopes to win buyers with size: The Versa's exterior dimensions beat those of the Chev... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Modest road presence
  • ABS not standard

Notable Features

  • Introduced for 2007
  • Standard side-impact airbags in front
  • Available continuously variable transmission
  • Hatchback or sedan

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.