2017 Nissan Versa Note

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$15,480–$18,710 MSRP range
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Key Specs

of the 2017 Nissan Versa Note. Base trim shown.

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

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2017 Nissan Versa Note

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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).

New for 2017

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 ...

Vehicle Overview

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).

New for 2017

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.

 


Latest 2017 Versa Note Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

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

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

Cute little car that feels quite roomy on the insi

by Toripie from Chicago, IL on June 15, 2018

I like its design. I like that it's compact and feels roomy on the inside. Enjoying the reverse camera, the audio design, and Bluetooth connection. I do miss the mid-console between the front seats, ... Read full review

(5.0)

I absolutely love this car.

by Mandy Rose from Brunswick, GA on June 14, 2018

love it. best car ever. would recommend to everyone. gets great gas mileage. lots of room. love the color. super spacious. best car I've? ever owned. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Nissan Versa Note currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Nissan Versa Note has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Nissan

Program Benefits

24 Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, Towing Assistance, Trip Interruption Benefits, 3-month free subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio on properly equipped vehicles, Complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ and 3-Year CARFAX® Buy Back Guarantee

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty from original in-service date; $50 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 167 point inspection and reconditioning.

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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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