2016 Nissan Versa Note

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Nissan Versa Note. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    30-34 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    109-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2016 Nissan Versa Note

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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
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

Latest 2016 Versa Note Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Nissan Versas all over the roads?

by ChaplainChatOverCoffee from McKinney, TX on October 14, 2018

The car has no recall issues for one; secondly, it has very user friendly technology features. Nissan has been our vehicles for 15 years now. Read full review

(5.0)

My Son Loves This Car ...It's Great for Commuting!

by Mother/Owner from Phoenix AZ on August 18, 2018

I helped my son to buy this car and he loved using it. He's asked me to sell it because he won't be back in Arizona for a while. He used this car to go back and forth to work. He also traveled in it ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Nissan Versa Note currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Nissan Versa Note has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Nissan
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 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 warranty

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

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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