2017 Nissan Versa

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2017 Nissan Versa
2017 Nissan Versa

Key specs

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The good:

  • Low base price
  • Roominess for class
  • Huge trunk
  • Ride comfort

The bad:

  • Sluggish acceleration with CVT
  • Highway composure
  • Handling

4 trims

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Notable features

  • New SV Special Edition Package
  • Five-seat sedan
  • Up to 40 mpg on the highway
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • NissanConnect smartphone integration available

2017 Nissan Versa review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Versa is Nissan’s subcompact sedan and least expensive model. The automaker also offers the Versa Note four-door hatchback, which is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section. The Versa sedan is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and competes with small cars like the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio.
New for 2017
A new SV Special Edition Package includes 15-inch alloy wheels, foglights, chrome accents, variable intermittent windshield wipers, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 5-inch color stereo display, Bluetooth streaming audio, satellite radio, hands-free text messaging and a backup camera.
Significant Standard Features

  • 109-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Power side mirrors
  • Air conditioning
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone capability
  • 14.9-cubic-foot trunk
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Four-speed automatic or continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Power windows and locks
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Cruise control
  • Touchscreen navigation system
  • NissanConnect smartphone integration
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • 15- or 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Backup camera

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Great mpg but cramped

As an all gas car, the Versa gets great gas mileage. It starts without hesitation and has no quirks. It is a little cramped. As a 5"2' woman I have short legs and my knee hits the steering column while breaking. The seats are not the most comfortable.


Great vehicle in the beginning!

I bought my Nissan Versa brand new in 2017. Last year in 2021 I had my AC compressor go out. I got that issue fixed Luckily with help from my BIL. Jump to present day in 2022 and I’m now having a issue with my transmission sensor and some times when I shift gears from park to drive or reverse to drive it shifts hard. For the most it has been a good vehicle. Now I’m just ready to get rid of it.


Excellent choice

This car met all my needs and expectations. It was a good price. Met all my requirements from a comfort, features, trunk space, looks , color and price.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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