2016 Nissan Versa Note

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$14,230

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2016 Nissan Versa Note
2016 Nissan Versa Note

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Gas mileage
  • Passenger room
  • Value for the money
  • Innovative cargo shelf
  • User-friendly navigation system

The bad:

  • Acceleration, handling
  • Braking performance
  • Cheap cabin
  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • Modest cargo room behind backseat

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Four-door hatchback body style
  • Manual or continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Navigation, keyless access and 360-degree cameras available
  • Bluetooth connectivity standard
  • Dual-level cargo floor available
  • NissanConnect smartphone integration available

2016 Nissan Versa Note review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Nissan Versa Note is a subcompact four-door hatchback. The Versa sedan is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section. The Versa Note is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission. Competitors include the Chevrolet Spark, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio.

New for 2016
The midlevel SV trim adds as standard a backup camera, NissanConnect smartphone integration, a 5-inch color screen, Bluetooth streaming audio, satellite radio (subscription required), and the Divide-N-Hide height-adjustable cargo floor.

Significant Standard Features

  • 109-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Air conditioning
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity
  • Power side mirrors
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Power windows and locks
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • 5.8-inch dashboard touch-screen
  • Navigation system
  • NissanConnect smartphone integration
  • Adjustable cargo floor
  • Backup camera
  • 360-degree surround-view cameras

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

1.9

Bad Transmission, Engine Mounts, and Control Arms

I bought this car at 78k miles and need to replace the transmission, engine mounts, and control arms at 96k miles. I would not recommend this vehicle.

5.0

No issues with it so far!

I had a 2006 car so this one was a huge upgrade. I haven't had my Nissan for very long but I'm loving it. It rides very smooth and there's plenty of legroom and it's comfortable and many many more great things! Love the media center and all ports and connections and such. I could go on but basically, I strongly recommend this car.

4.7

Larger than most small econos

Very comfortable and lots of leg room front and back. Luggage are very versatile. Better gas milieage, more powerful, and roomier than the Chevrolet Spark I replaced with it.

See all 62 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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