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2017 Nissan Versa

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$11,990

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

30

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

175.4” x 59.6”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

  • Sluggish acceleration with CVT
  • Highway composure
  • Handling

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2017 Nissan Versa trim comparison will help you decide.

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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 4.2
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.5
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Most recent consumer reviews

2.0

Finally, fed up with Nissan

I've had key issues with the basic model, seats will not go up nor down, I have had to replace the condenser, blower motor, radiator fan, smoke blows feom the AC even after getting the condenser replaced. Hou have to hold on to the steering wheel for dear life while driving on a windy day, especially the highway. I had to get another key made because the one I had broke at the top where the key ring goes. I was quoted $165-200 from Waxahachie Nissan, I was quoted for a chipped key 2/$65 at Clay Cooley Dallas, all that to find out that I never had a chip in the freaking vehicle in the first place. I had to pay another dealership for my key code. I had contacted Nissan consumer relations dept., explained all that was going on, they transferred me the dealership. Nissan you made the car, you know everything about that car. Shame on you, Nissan. Not sure if I would ever buy another Nissan again. Lying about a key is beyond me. Lying about putting fluids in my car after getting an $75 oil change is beyond me, on all levels....

4.0

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.

3.0

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.

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Safety

Based on the 2017 Nissan Versa base trim.
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
3
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Risk of rollover
14.3%
Rollover rating
4

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
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.)
Powertrain
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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