2015 Nissan Versa

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Key Specs

of the 2015 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

  • Low base price
  • Roominess for class
  • Improved cabin quality

The Bad

  • Exterior not dramatically different

Notable Features of the 2015 Nissan Versa

  • Mild updates for 2015
  • Five-seat subcompact sedan
  • Manual or automatic transmission

2015 Nissan Versa Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Nissan has updated its Versa subcompact sedan, addressing some of the issues that the press and public have had with the roomy entry-level car while holding the line on its low price.
ExteriorThis is just a mild refresh of the Versa, with changes fairly limited. A new front grille, headlights, fog-light surrounds and wheels comprise the external changes, but the updates don't look especially new, just different. Larger headlights give the Versa a wide-eyed appearance meant to align the car with the rest of Nissan's lineup.
InteriorInterior updates include a new center stack that looks better than the Versa's outgoing plastic version, a nicer steering wheel and standard Bluetooth connectivity. As with most new small cars today, you can option a 2015 Versa with all manner of electronic goodies, including a 5.8-inch touch-screen with app capability, voice commands and navigation. The Versa's surprisingly roomy interior remains a strong point, with one of the biggest passenger cabins in its class and a copious 14.9 cubic feet of trunk space.
Under The HoodThe powertrain is unchanged. It remains a 109-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that's mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission in the base S trim or a standard continuously variable automatic transmission in the S Plus, SL and SV trims. Fuel economy is also unchanged for the Versa.

Vehicle Overview

Nissan has updated its Versa subcompact sedan, addressing some of the issues that the press and public have had with the roomy entry-level car while holding the line on its low price.
ExteriorThis is just a mild refresh of the Versa, with changes fairly limited. A new front grille, headlights, fog-light surrounds and wheels comprise the external changes, but the updates don't look especially new, just different. Larger headlights give the Versa a wide-eyed appearance meant to align the car with the rest of Nissan's lineup.
InteriorInterior updates include a new center stack that looks better than the Versa's outgoing plastic version, a nicer steering wheel and standard Bluetooth connectivity. As with most new small cars today, you can option a 2015 Versa with all manner of electronic goodies, including a 5.8-inch touch-screen with app capability, voice commands and navigation. The Versa's surprisingly roomy interior remains a strong point, with one of the biggest passenger cabins in its class and a copious 14.9 cubic feet of trunk space.
Under The HoodThe powertrain is unchanged. It remains a 109-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that's mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission in the base S trim or a standard continuously variable automatic transmission in the S Plus, SL and SV trims. Fuel economy is also unchanged for the Versa.


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Excellent Car for the price!

by KRH from Fishers, IN on September 13, 2018

I was looking for a new car that looked good but was still super affordable for a student. I ended up purchasing a red 2017 Nissan Versa because it was sleek, economical, comfortable and good on gas ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great small car

by Ehf from Wilson, NC on August 8, 2018

We needed an energy efficient car for my daughter and this fits the bill! Great car and value! It is attractive, has a surprisingly good amount of leg room and great trunk space. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Nissan Versa currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Nissan Versa has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Nissan

Program Benefits

24 Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, Towing Assistance, Trip Interruption Benefits, 3-month free subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio on properly equipped vehicles, Complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ and 3-Year CARFAX® Buy Back Guarantee

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty from original in-service date; $50 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 167 point inspection and reconditioning.

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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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