2017 Nissan Versa Note

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$15,480

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2017 Nissan Versa Note
2017 Nissan Versa Note

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

  • Ride quality
  • Cabin noise
  • Acceleration
  • Cheap cabin
  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • Modest cargo room behind backseat

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Updated styling for 2017
  • 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

2017 Nissan Versa Note review: Our expert's take


The 2017 Nissan Versa Note is slightly updated for 2017 with new front styling and updated automatic transmission tuning.Pricing is unchanged, but the least-expensive S trim has been dropped and the Versa Note now starts at $16,345 for the S Plus instead of 2016's $15,095 for the S, though with the additional feature content of the S Plus (prices include destination).


The Versa Note's appearance is livened up this year with swept-back styling featuring redesigned headlights and a more-aggressive grille; the look is shared by recently updated Nissans like the Sentra, Altima and Maxima. Like before, Versa Note SR trims have sportier styling with a rear spoiler and machine-finished 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels.

Interior

The Versa Note interior’s strong points are a roomy backseat and 360-degree Around View Monitor commonly found on pricier vehicles, and both carry over for 2017. What’s new are larger cupholders and relocated USB port to the front of the center console; there’s also an additional 12-volt outlet on SV, SR and SL trims. The Versa Note has seating for five and the backseat folds for a maximum 38.3 cubic feet of cargo space, which is on the short side compared with a more space-efficient hatchback like the Honda Fit’s 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space, though to be fair, everything in this class trails the Fit’s cargo usability.

Under the Hood

Nissan drops the base model S and its manual transmission for 2017, leaving the CVT as the only one available. The transmission itself is now programmed to simulate shifting instead of holding the engine at constant high speeds, which Nissan says gives the Versa Note a more natural acceleration feeling.

Safety

The Versa Note has safety features common to the class, such as side-impact and side-curtain airbags and required standard electronic stability control and tire pressure monitoring system. The optional 360-degree backup camera is a highlight only on the top SL trim where it’s standard, and a traditional backup camera is standard on SL and SR trims but not available on the standard S Plus model.

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

I love this car so much, I've bought 3 of them!

I love this car, I have driven three different ones over the course of the past 10 years. Love the fuel efficiency, the amazing headspace, the very spacious back seat, and the limitless trunk/hatch. My friend said my car is like Mary Poppin's bag, I can fit anything into it, even though it is compact. It is a cute car and it fits my personality, fun and sassy. It is a great value for the price, and I have not had major issues with any of them. The reason I'm on my third....I live in a rural area with deer, ick. I will continue to drive these as long as I can.

4.1

Disappointed in Hertz management help

Love my car! Great on gas. Disappointed in Hertz financing pushing extra warranty. Contacted Hertz several times regarding this matter' More than 6 months have passed with no results!

4.1

Fun little space shuttle!

Very cute and trendy. Movie star choice for Sunset Blvd. Be seen in a $15.000 car. Nisan dealer very heads up! Unique eye catcher. A trip!

See all 34 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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Compare the competitors

2016

Honda Fit

$15,890

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$11,990

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