2017 Nissan Versa

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$11,990

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2017 Nissan Versa
2017 Nissan Versa

Key specs

Base trim shown

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

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2017 Nissan Versa trim comparison will help you decide.

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

5.0

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.

2.3

I wouldn't buy one of these again.

The interior design is OK, good legroom in the back seat, plus its doors open wide enough for a 300 lbs person, had to replace the transmission at 30K miles because we all know they have a failure with the CVT, control arms bushings had to be replaced at 25K miles, it does 28 MPG combined. Brake fluid has to be replaced just to soon and too often, the door's seals come off for no reason, there is another seals on the roof that come off too if you go to a auto carwash, this car is a headache.

5.0

Best gas mileage I have seen so far

I love this car. There is plenty of room inside. Easy to drive and park. Large trunk space and I got a basic model. I did not want the bells and whistles so I got a basic model and it's perfect for me. Plenty of get up and go but not a race car. I even helped a friend who liked mine get a Nissan Versa Note.

See all 117 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
N/A
Powertrain
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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