2018 Nissan Versa

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$12,110

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2018 Nissan Versa
2018 Nissan Versa

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Low base price
  • Cabin 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 2018 Nissan Versa trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2018 Nissan Versa review: Our expert's take


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.


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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Good economy car

The car has pluses and a few minuses. First the good things. It is by far one of the smoothest vehicles I've ever driven, especially highway driving. You barely feel the road. Breaking is quick and responsive which adds to the smooth driving experience. The car is agile and has a impressive turning radius. Engine performance is adequate but acceleration is a bit weak especially taking it from 0 to 60. so you will not be passing every car on the road with this. Also the car sways a bit in high winds so it feels like you have to fine tune the steering at highway speeds to stay in lane. Exterior stying of car is also a bit unorthodox with it's small 15 inch wheels and oversized headlights. Interior is very comfortable for most people seats are comfortable with good back support. The rear seating is large for a subcompact with excellent legroom . The dash is not terribly impressive though cheap plastic is used and the glove compartment is too small . Also audio system is subpar and basic. What I love about the car is the price, the gas mileage and the comfort and reliability. If your looking for fancy or fast look elsewhere.

5.0

Most reliable car I owned

the car met all my needs and more. I'm very happy with it. I'm am super blessed that I finally found a dealership I can trust

4.3

First car for my daughter.

This car gets excellent gas mileage. I hope it will be one she can use for several years! Definitely priced well for commuters and as a car for a young couple.

See all 61 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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