2013 Nissan Versa Consumer Reviews

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2013 Nissan Versa
4.2
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BANG 4 BUCK!

by from Santa Barbara, CA on December 9, 2012

Just got the 2013 VERSA S PLUS w/ CVT and my girlfriend and I are loving it. 3 star for comfort due to a seat that's a little too small as in my legs aren't quite supported as well as I'd like. Feel ...
Just got the 2013 VERSA S PLUS w/ CVT and my girlfriend and I are loving it. 3 star for comfort due to a seat that's a little too small as in my legs aren't quite supported as well as I'd like. Feel like I'm hanging off the end and I'm not a tall guy. No center arm rest. Lot's of cup holders and quiet ride. Generous leg room in the back seats. Steering wheel tilts and headroom is nice! 5 star performance! It performs amazing for what it is. Sticker says 40mpg highway, we get 43.5 highway! And doing the math, we average between city/highway an impressive 40.1mpg due to the new CVT. Enough pep to march up steep hills and turning radius is fair! 4 star exterior. Looks way better then previous versa sedan (in my opinion). Enjoy the spoiler w/ LEDs and mud flaps are appreciated. But only 1 key hole on driver side? lame. 3 star interior. No trunk release! Easy to use media panel. No pockets for misc stuff in the dash. It's all very basic and average. But we didn't ask for more. Really wish there was a trunk release though. 5 value. Greater gas milage then stated and almost matching those of hybrids that double the price. 1st Tune up isn't required till 105,000 miles! Spacious for a compact. Brand new at $13,600! With that small price tag for a brand new car, I'm guessing sale value will not depreciate as badly either. 5 reliability. It's such a basic vehicle, there really isn't much to break. Manual windows and locks, I like. Two speed transmission. Chain driven, means far less tune ups. Advanced airbags surround the cabin. Doors give a healthy air tight sound when closing. 5 star OVERALL. Because, this is the car that fits our needs. Amazing on gas, made by a trusted brand, price tag is very reasonable, dumbfoundingly easy to maintain. It's very basic inside and out but in the end, we don't need anything more then a car that will just get us "there" safely and for less buck.
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Happy Driver of a 2013 Versa

by from Fontana, CA on December 10, 2012

Great experience with Fontana Nissan, I did my homework and went to trade in my 2009 Versa, I knew what the value was, and what I expected to pay. I started with Leon he helped with my selection, we t...
Great experience with Fontana Nissan, I did my homework and went to trade in my 2009 Versa, I knew what the value was, and what I expected to pay. I started with Leon he helped with my selection, we then went in and dealt with Marlon, the deal was closed pretty easily, they told me everything I expected to hear and didn't try to take advantage of me especially being a woman. Wes in finance finalized the paperwork quickly and professionally. I am now very happily driving a 2013 Versa. Thank you Fontana Nissan!
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Great buying experience

by from Las Vegas on May 28, 2013

Love my new Versa. The sales staff were all wonderful. Originally was going to lease the car but was shown how it was actually better to own it. Very happy in Vegas. Especially like the back-up camera...
Love my new Versa. The sales staff were all wonderful. Originally was going to lease the car but was shown how it was actually better to own it. Very happy in Vegas. Especially like the back-up camera feature. Love the push button start. Love everything about it: color, design, comfort, ease of use.
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Great First Car For Daughter

by from Bear, Delaware on December 3, 2012

I have owned many Nissans and only looked at the Versa SV after it was redesigned for 2013. Earlier models were just too small. This car represents a great value considering the safety features with t...
I have owned many Nissans and only looked at the Versa SV after it was redesigned for 2013. Earlier models were just too small. This car represents a great value considering the safety features with the curtain air bags, antilock brakes, and the traction control. The engine and automatic combination makes the car very easy to drive, and with 4 adults, the performance exceeded my expectations. This cars has decent power and great 38 plus MPG. I would have liked a larger gas tank, to get to the 500 mile range of an Altima. This car was bought for my daughter, and her positive reaction to the styling, options, and interior space will keep her hooked on this brand. The visibility is great and access to the basic engine check points are benefits to this car. It is a fact that the car lacks some quality in the interior, and does not have alot of fancy technology. In this car, less is really more.
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Great Car for the Money

by from Minneapolis, MN on March 8, 2013

I bought the Versa S Sedan with the automatic transmission. It is giving me great gas mileage, 35-38 mpg driving in the snow and warming it up. Very roomy for a big guy like myself, a plug in for my i...
I bought the Versa S Sedan with the automatic transmission. It is giving me great gas mileage, 35-38 mpg driving in the snow and warming it up. Very roomy for a big guy like myself, a plug in for my ipod and surprisingly good speakers. Good pep on highway acceleration for a 109 hp engine. Huge trunk though I would have preferred a fold down back seat. I don't mind not having power windows, but I'm getting used to reaching across and back to unlock doors manually! At least Nissan could have put a key entry on the passenger side so I can let my wife in first like the gentleman that I am. I had to buy a couple cheap mirrors to attach to the visors so she can put on her eye makeup. But overall- I love this car for the price I paid!
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2013 Nissan Versa S

by from Phiilipsburg, NJ on December 15, 2012

Good car for the money, and no else offers a car that starts at $10,700. A small car with a huge interior, back seat and the legroom is like a huge sedan. Mine is the base 'S' 1.6, only 'extra' is the...
Good car for the money, and no else offers a car that starts at $10,700. A small car with a huge interior, back seat and the legroom is like a huge sedan. Mine is the base 'S' 1.6, only 'extra' is the automatic trans. For the base 'S', you don't get Nissan's CVT, but a regular 4-speed automatic, which is fine. Shifts very well and is quiet/smooth. Car rides well and is quiet, not much road or wind noise. Very good MPG's, the computer has me averaging 41 with highway and some city driving & traffic as well (my commute is around 150 miles r/t). A good, solid, comfortable car with a very roomy interior and trunk, from a premium automaker at an unheard-of price. I'm happy with my Nissan Versa.
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Cheap tansportation

by from Merriville IN on November 7, 2012

It is cheap, fairly quiet, actually quite peppy for what it is. Mileage seems good with out a need to change my driving habits. Have to open the door to change the seat height or tilt. Did I mention i...
It is cheap, fairly quiet, actually quite peppy for what it is. Mileage seems good with out a need to change my driving habits. Have to open the door to change the seat height or tilt. Did I mention it's cheap? No issues at highway speeds or rough roads. I would not want to drive it across country but for short drives (100 miles) it seems fine. Grocery getter supreme.
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Love this car!

by from Simpsonville, SC on November 11, 2013

Not sure about reliability since I just got it a few weeks ago, but so far I am loving this car! Cute, fun to drive, comfortable seating for 4, great cargo space, and good gas mileage. Everything I wa...
Not sure about reliability since I just got it a few weeks ago, but so far I am loving this car! Cute, fun to drive, comfortable seating for 4, great cargo space, and good gas mileage. Everything I wanted. I got a "special edition" with radio controls and bluetooth on the steering wheel, which is a feature I didn't even know I wanted, but now I'm not sure I could live without it. I calculated the MPG around 28 and that is with a lot of in-town driving in fairly heavy traffic. I have always driven Hondas for their reliability (my odyssey had 265,000 miles on it when I traded in), but this was much more affordable. Highly recommend this vehicle.
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Finest car to be introduced in the low priced fiel

by from Coumbus Oh on May 5, 2013

Or so starts the 1960 commercial for a recently revived car name and in my opinion this is THAT car for the 21st century. As many others have said don’t believe the "professional" reviewers this car p...
Or so starts the 1960 commercial for a recently revived car name and in my opinion this is THAT car for the 21st century. As many others have said don’t believe the "professional" reviewers this car provides adequate styling, power, handling, and standard features making the Versa an outstanding value on its own but we haven’t even mentioned the roominess, the ridiculous reliability, the huge trunk all wrapped up in a 40mpg compact car. It’s not a neck jerking sports car nor a couch on wheels and reviewers should not consider it as such. With all of this I do believe the Versa is the best car dollar per dollar on the market at this time.
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Pretty Happy

by from Fountain Valley, CA on May 30, 2013

Overall we're pretty happy with our Versa sedan. The fuel economy is about 37 mpg (although the built in gauge registers ~42 mpg). Lots of room for four adults inside. Very good trunk space, but the s...
Overall we're pretty happy with our Versa sedan. The fuel economy is about 37 mpg (although the built in gauge registers ~42 mpg). Lots of room for four adults inside. Very good trunk space, but the seats don't fold down. The glove compartment is very deep, but the door is long and it's a little inconvenient to reach to the back. It would be nice if there was better storage management inside. For example: The map pockets in the door are very narrow; there is no place to put glasses or sun glasses, loose change, CD's, etc.
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