2021 Nissan Versa

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$14,980

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

Gasoline

Fuel type

35
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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5

Seating capacity

177” x 57.3”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

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

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Nissan Versa trim comparison will help you decide.

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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 4.4
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Working with Beatriz

Working with Beatriz was the best experience that i had i a long time. Honest, friendly and professional. I will recommend this dealer 110% satisfied.

5.0

'21 versa

After purchasing a '21 versa, I found it got great gas mileage, around 38 city and 42 highway. The only thing I don't like is the back window. Very hard to clean (inside), no wiper, so when it rains you can't see through it

5.0

Very nice car..I would recommend to everyone. Than

Just bought a 2021 Versa SR.. handling is subperb, interior is perfect... Everything about the car is great. Maybe they could of priced it a little better but all in a great car.

See all 14 consumer reviews

Safety

Based on the 2021 Nissan Versa base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
11.8%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
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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