2014 Nissan Versa

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Nissan Versa. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    30-35 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    109-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Value
  • Backseat legroom
  • Huge trunk
  • Brake-pedal feel

The Bad

  • Interior quality
  • Wind and road noise

Notable Features of the 2014 Nissan Versa

  • More features across trim levels
  • Revised suspension, steering turning
  • Low base price

2014 Nissan Versa Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 Cars.com 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 s...
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 Cars.com 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

Latest 2014 Versa Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.0)
Performance
(3.7)
Interior Design
(3.4)
Comfort
(3.9)
Reliability
(3.9)
Value For The Money
(4.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Most reliable car I?ve owed

by Rogue SV from Kennesaw, GA on September 27, 2018

This car is very durable, drive good and smoothly. It is very convenience for driving a long distances for every family. I I like it very much. Read full review

(4.0)

A Surprisingly Comfortable Base Model

by Invisible Girl from Waynesville, NC on July 10, 2018

I bought this car as a second vehicle. I was worried because it's a small sedan, and I have a tall husband and teenage son. It turns out that the Versa has plenty of room for me, my husband and both ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Nissan Versa currently has 2 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Nissan Versa 1.6 S

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Nissan
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    84 months/100,000 miles from original new-car in-service date

  • Powertrain warranty

    84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Versa received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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