48 reviews
2012 Nissan Versa
2012 Nissan Versa
Available Price Range $4,995-$11,579 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 28-34 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Nissan Versa

Our Take

Nissan redesigned its Versa sedan for 2012. While the car's styling isn't particularly memorable, buyers will appreciate the roomy interior, low starting price and estimated gas mileage of up to 30/37 mpg city/highway. The Versa is one of the most affordable cars in the U.S. Competitor... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Interior quality
  • Highway composure
  • Handling
  • Wind and road noise
  • No center armrest

Notable Features

  • Redesigned sedan for 2012
  • Hatchback carries over
  • 1.6-liter (sedan) or 1.8-liter four-cylinder (hatchback)
  • Manual or automatic
  • Low base price


Our Expert Reviews

Even with its redesign for the 2012 model year, the Nissan Versa sedan remains a utilitarian subcompact that gets the job done but won't blow away owners with its extras. Think of the Versa as the flathead screwdriver in your toolbox. This sedan gets from Point A to Point B really well. Like the screwdriver, the Versa is rather bare-bones. There's not a lot to get excited about in t... Read full review for the 2012 Nissan Versa

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Consumer Reviews


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Its good!

by Alithedriver from Las Vegas, NV on April 15, 2012

I bought this versa new. and I drive 184 miles every day, 5 days a week. It's been amazing, never had a problem. It's fairly quick. You'll always find me on the fast lane going at least 70 mph. I reco... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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