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2012 Nissan Versa Consumer Reviews

4.0
Average based on 48 reviews
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Pleasant Surprise in purchase of Versa SV 1.6

by from Wausau, WI on May 12, 2014

I bought this car for my daughter as a early graduation present in Jan 2014 to take back to school for an off campus internship during her final semester. It was "used" with 20K miles and 14 months re...
I bought this car for my daughter as a early graduation present in Jan 2014 to take back to school for an off campus internship during her final semester. It was "used" with 20K miles and 14 months remaining on the manufacturers warranty. I was a bit concerned with the Consumer reports rating but after a test drive the daughter and I where convinced it was a great bang for the buck. I own a Mercedes C300 4matic and the Versa has much more interior room and a much bigger trunk, yet outwardly they are nearly identical size. The bluetooth cell audio is better than the Benz as well. Next thing that really stood out was the overall comfort. We met our daughter in Indiana at school for Spring break and drove her car to Hilton Head, SC (800 mi.). The wife and I are in our mid-50's and we were very pleased with the ride and we averaged just under 39 MPG,( 3 passengers and 4 suitcases). The Versa does not have much pickup, but is very capable holding highway speed even through the mountains. I think the Versa is a great school car or commuter, most of all terrific value in the compact class.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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6th Nissan

by from Dallas Tx on November 22, 2011

Overall good commuter automobile. Carpet is cheap. no center armrest. mileage computer runs a bit fast...
Overall good commuter automobile. Carpet is cheap. no center armrest. mileage computer runs a bit fast...
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Saves on gas

by from MD on October 12, 2012

This car drives well, and i'm getting about 36 mpg. My only complaint is the lack of storage space available to the driver.
This car drives well, and i'm getting about 36 mpg. My only complaint is the lack of storage space available to the driver.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Its good!

by 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...
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 recommend this car if you want good mpg and reliability.
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Yes , I'd buy it aagin

by from Illinois on August 12, 2013

My Versa Hatchback has done everything I've asked it to do. You won't feel like your trapped in a economy mini car when you drive the Versa. I found it to be very competitive with similar models by ot...
My Versa Hatchback has done everything I've asked it to do. You won't feel like your trapped in a economy mini car when you drive the Versa. I found it to be very competitive with similar models by other manufactures without looking like a bargain basement special. The CVT is so different to what I'm used to , but if I don't dwell on it , it seems to do the job just fine. NO rattles , well put together. I'd add a built in garage door opener, factory window tint, and maybe better cup holders , other than that , everythings good.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Excellent especially for the price

by from Central Texas on July 4, 2012

Was looking at Cruze and Focus but then had a 2011 Versa for a 5 week rental that included long drives. Rental MPG was 35+ overall and interior room was sufficient for 3 big guys. Back seat leg and he...
Was looking at Cruze and Focus but then had a 2011 Versa for a 5 week rental that included long drives. Rental MPG was 35+ overall and interior room was sufficient for 3 big guys. Back seat leg and head room was very good. Took a look at the 2012 with 1.6 turbo and bought that day. 70 to 75 mpg w/o AC is 40 mpg of better. With AC it drops to 38 to 40 mpg. Bought to commute to work buy my wife took it for a drive and took it over...
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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2012 Nissan Versa

by from French Creek, WV on January 31, 2012

Roomy and comfortable, good in adverse weather so far but haven't driven it in a heavy snow. Kinda light in high winds.
Roomy and comfortable, good in adverse weather so far but haven't driven it in a heavy snow. Kinda light in high winds.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Very Comfortable and economical

by from Cleveland, OH on December 10, 2012

Smooth ride. The seat is high so I have better vision. Controls were easy to use. It heats up quickly.
Smooth ride. The seat is high so I have better vision. Controls were easy to use. It heats up quickly.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Nissan Versa SV

by from Kennesaw GA on December 21, 2012

Bought this Versa at Town Center Nissan, Have not had it long enough to give you an experienced review. I can the computer sayd i'm getting 32.5 MPG average. After checking by filling it up twice now....
Bought this Versa at Town Center Nissan, Have not had it long enough to give you an experienced review. I can the computer sayd i'm getting 32.5 MPG average. After checking by filling it up twice now. I got 31.6 the first fillup and 29.2 on the second. with about 95% City Driving. The CVT transmission definitely has me wondering if we made the right choice as yet. MPG is good,price on vehicle was good. CVT gets some getting use too. make sure you test drive it uphill,downhill,starts and stops a few times before you decide.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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AFTER ONE YEAR

by from TINLEY PARK on November 9, 2012

I HAVE BEEN DRIVING MY VERSA FOR OVER A YEAR. GOOD : MILAGE AVG. 35-37 MIX 50/50 STREETS AND HIGHWAY WITH MINIMAL TRAFFIC AND KEEPING POSTED SPEED LIMITS ( 55-65MPH ) NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS. GOOD VISI...
I HAVE BEEN DRIVING MY VERSA FOR OVER A YEAR. GOOD : MILAGE AVG. 35-37 MIX 50/50 STREETS AND HIGHWAY WITH MINIMAL TRAFFIC AND KEEPING POSTED SPEED LIMITS ( 55-65MPH ) NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS. GOOD VISIBILITY. LOTS OF ROOM FOR 4 PASSENGERS LITTLE TIGHT FOR 5. TRUNK IS ALSO ROOMY. BAD: (THIS IS THE WORST) SIDE WIND BLOWS THIS CAR ALL OVER THE ROAD AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS IN THE CITY YOU WILL NOT NOTICE THIS. SEATS LOCK LUMBAR SUPPORT WHICH MAKES LONG RIDES UNPLEASURABLE . OVERALL IT IS A GOOD COMMUTER CAR. OIL AND FILTER ARE EASY TO GET TO ( IF YOU WANT TO DO IT YOURSELF)
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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