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2015 Nissan Versa Note

$5,092 — $16,204 USED
Hatchback
5 Seats
30-35 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Estimated gas mileage
  • Sporty looks (SR)
  • Useful cargo shelf

The Bad

  • SR lacks extra performance
2015 Nissan Versa Note exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 Nissan Versa Note
  • New performance-themed SR model
  • Newly standard Bluetooth connectivity
  • Four-door hatchback body style
  • Available NissanConnect Apps smartphone integration

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Editor's note: This review was done in August 2013 about the 2014 Nissan Versa Note. Little of substance has changed with this year's model.

Vehicle Overview

Nissan's value-oriented four-door hatchback gains two new trim levels for the 2015 model year: the performance-themed SR and a top-of-the-line SL version. In addition to the new SR and SL trims, all Versa Notes gain standard Bluetooth connectivity for 2015. The 2015 Versa Note hits dealerships in spring 2014.
ExteriorThe new Versa Note SR gets a number of unique styling cues including a different grille, smoked headlights and fog lights with black and chrome trim. There's also a new rear spoiler, 16-inch aluminum wheels with all-season tires and SR badges.
InteriorThe SR's cabin gains a number of cosmetic changes, too, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel that Nissan says is inspired by the automaker's 370Z sports car, suedelike seats with orange accents, and piano-black and silver-colored trim. Standard SR features include six-way adjustable front seats and a CD stereo with an MP3 jack.

Nissan previously offered an SL Package for the 2014 Versa Note, but the new SL trim makes a number of otherwise-optional features standard. They include a 5-inch color screen, a backup camera, Bluetooth streaming audio, USB connectivity for portable devices, satellite radio, a height-adjustable cargo floor and NissanConnect Apps. NissanConnect Apps integrates smartphone-based apps like Facebook, Twitter and Pandora. Also standard are heated front seats, push-button start and Nissan's Easy-Fill Tire Alert system.

Under the HoodDespite the new SR tri...

Vehicle Overview

Nissan's value-oriented four-door hatchback gains two new trim levels for the 2015 model year: the performance-themed SR and a top-of-the-line SL version. In addition to the new SR and SL trims, all Versa Notes gain standard Bluetooth connectivity for 2015. The 2015 Versa Note hits dealerships in spring 2014.
ExteriorThe new Versa Note SR gets a number of unique styling cues including a different grille, smoked headlights and fog lights with black and chrome trim. There's also a new rear spoiler, 16-inch aluminum wheels with all-season tires and SR badges.
InteriorThe SR's cabin gains a number of cosmetic changes, too, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel that Nissan says is inspired by the automaker's 370Z sports car, suedelike seats with orange accents, and piano-black and silver-colored trim. Standard SR features include six-way adjustable front seats and a CD stereo with an MP3 jack.

Nissan previously offered an SL Package for the 2014 Versa Note, but the new SL trim makes a number of otherwise-optional features standard. They include a 5-inch color screen, a backup camera, Bluetooth streaming audio, USB connectivity for portable devices, satellite radio, a height-adjustable cargo floor and NissanConnect Apps. NissanConnect Apps integrates smartphone-based apps like Facebook, Twitter and Pandora. Also standard are heated front seats, push-button start and Nissan's Easy-Fill Tire Alert system.

Under the HoodDespite the new SR trim level's sport-themed appearance it uses the same engine as all the other Versa Note models: a 109-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder. Most versions of the hatchback team with a continuously variable automatic transmission, and with the CVT the Versa Note gets an EPA-estimated 31/40/35 mpg city/highway/combined.
Safety FeaturesStandard features include antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, traction control, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.3
53 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Most reliable car I have owned

by Laureen from Orleans, Ma on October 30, 2018

This car fits all of my family needs. Tons of leg room for being a small car. The fuel efficiency saves me money on long trips. Read full review

(3.0)

Good Car For The Money

by gotmandi from indianapolis, IN on October 17, 2018

This car has a lot of room for being so small. The hatchback and the fold down seats are great for luggage when traveling. The front of the car has plenty of room, a USB port, 4 cup holders, and ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Nissan Versa Note currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Nissan Versa Note has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Nissan

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 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

    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 Note received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Infant seat

B

Booster

(second row)

B

Booster

(third row)

N/A

Latch or Latch system

C

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

B

Rear-facing convertible

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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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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