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2018 Nissan Versa Note

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$15,600 — $18,100 MSRP
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Hatchback
5 Seats
34 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.8) 6 reviews

The Good

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

The Bad

  • Ride quality
  • Cabin noise
  • Acceleration
  • Interior materials
  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • Modest cargo room behind backseat
2018 Nissan Versa Note exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Nissan Versa Note
  • Four-door hatchback body style
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Dual-level cargo floor available

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What it is: 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 continuously variable automatic transmission. Competitors include the Chevrolet Spark, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio.

New for 2018

The range-topping SR trim adds push-button start, a vehicle immobilizer and Nissan's Easy Fill Tire Alert system.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
6 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.3)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.0)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.8)
(4.0)

Small and compact

by PAT from SAULT STE. MARIE on September 19, 2018

Exactly what I need. Wish it was a bit roomier. Back up camera needs some getting used to and there seems to always be a glare on the screen. Read full review

(5.0)

Nice car

by Opatton from Mansfield on August 23, 2018

Lots of room. Easy on gas. Great warranty. Love all the features and chrome and big trunk. Love the color. Great price and friendly service. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Nissan Versa Note currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Nissan Versa Note S

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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

  • 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

    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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