2018 Nissan Versa

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Key Specs

of the 2018 Nissan Versa. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    30-34 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
  • Cabin roominess for class
  • Huge trunk
  • Ride comfort

The Bad

  • Sluggish acceleration with CVT
  • Highway composure
  • Handling

Notable Features of the 2018 Nissan Versa

  • Variable-intermittent windshield wipers now standard
  • Five-seat sedan body style
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Bluetooth connectivity standard

2018 Nissan Versa Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Versa is Nissan's subcompact sedan and its 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 2018

Adjustable front head restraints, map lights and variable-intermittent windshield wipers are now standard.


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(3.0)

I?m rather disappointed in this car.

by ALTmn on August 27, 2018

I have a 2016 Nissan Versa Sedan. I love the look of the car, the large trunk, Blue Tooth and USB connection. It drives great once you get going, but it?s not very peppy at first. With the arm rest ... Read full review

(5.0)

I love my car!!

by Sportsfan96 from Norman oklahoma on August 19, 2018

I absolutely love my car so much! It?s definitely been an awesome car and I?ve enjoyed owning it! It drives really nice and is super comfortable! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Nissan Versa currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Nissan Versa has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 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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