Vehicle Overview

The Nissan Versa's styling isn't particularly memorable, but buyers will appreciate the roomy interior, low starting price and fuel efficiency. The Versa is one of the most affordable cars in the U.S. Competitors include the Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris and Ford Fiesta.

The Versa hatchback continues to be sold as a 2012 model through the end of the 2013 calendar year and will be replaced by the new Versa Note, which is covered separately in the Research section.
New for 2014
All Versa sedans get suspension and steering tuning changes, and the base S trim level adds chrome accents, silver interior accents, a tachometer and low-rolling-resistance tires. The midlevel SV trim gets a remote trunk release and a 60/40-split folding backseat while the top-of-the-line SL version adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a 4.3-inch stereo screen and satellite radio.
Exterior Highlights

  • Simple but aerodynamic design
  • Standard 15-inch steel wheels with covers; 16-inch wheels available
  • Available fog lights
  • Available rear spoiler

Interior Highlights

  • Cabin can comfortably seat five adults
  • Air conditioning
  • CD stereo
  • Available power windows, mirrors and cruise control
  • Available 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 109-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual, four-speed automatic or a continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system
  • Available backup camera