2021 Nissan Versa

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$14,980

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2021 Nissan Versa
2021 Nissan Versa

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Good visibility
  • Large trunk
  • Fuel economy

The bad:

  • Weak, buzzy engine
  • Some choppiness on rough pavement
  • Minimal cabin storage
  • Lots of hard plastic in base interior

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2021 Nissan Versa trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat subcompact sedan
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 122-hp four-cylinder engine
  • CVT or manual transmission (base S)
  • 7-inch touchscreen standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2021 Nissan Versa review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Nissan Versa?

The front-wheel-drive, five-seat Versa is Nissan’s entry-level subcompact sedan. It’s powered by a 122-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a five-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission. Three trim levels are available — S, SV and SR — and the Versa competes with the Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio and Chevrolet Spark

What’s New on the 2021 Nissan Versa? 

Redesigned last year, there are no significant changes for 2021. 

What Features in the 2021 Nissan Versa Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Remote keyless entry with push-button start
  • Cruise control
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Front and rear automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning

Available features include:

  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Heated front seats
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert

Should I Buy the 2021 Nissan Versa?

If you’re in the market for a subcompact sedan, the Nissan Versa is a fuel-efficient and competitively priced choice in a dwindling class. Other virtues include an extensive assortment of standard and available active safety features, along with upscale options like heated front seats and automatic air conditioning. The four-cylinder engine is weak, however, and the ride can get choppy on rough roads.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Reliable car

Love this car. Color and interior are great. Has lots of amenities and fun to drive. Oh, and it’s brand new. Overall am very satisfied.

3.4

Check engine light

So far, it's a great car. The check engine light came on at a little over 3000 miles. Reading a P0128 code. Took it to the dealer, but it will be at least 2 days before getting a diagnosis. Hope it's a fluke. Cup holders are in an awkward spot. Overall, good performance.

4.0

Really nice car!

I really like the car! Everything in it is nice. It makes you look as though you have more money then you do. Haven't been able to test the performance yet. Still braking in the motor. I like to think between 7500 and a 10,000. The serpentine belt and everything is good and broke in. Could be wrong? From what I have seen. The Versa is lacking a bit but puts up good gas mileage. Seat could go a little lower. So for a taller person. You may want to check this. All around enjoyable car!

See all 7 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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