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Nissan Versa

Nissan Versa side view

Pros and cons of the Nissan Versa

  • Large trunk
  • Comfortable ride
  • Affordable price
  • Design hasn’t evolved in recent years
  • No advanced collision mitigation tech
  • CVT drivetrain can be noisy
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Nissan Versa

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Nissan Versa

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption6.1 - 8.6 L/100km
  • Highway consumption4.8 - 6.6 L/100km
  • Width1695 mm
  • Length4143 - 4157 mm
  • Trunk space532 L
  • Cargo space1084 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Nissan Versa

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Nissan Versa 2012 - present is available in 5 trims:

S trim features and specs

Available with the S trim:
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the S trim:
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the S trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the S trim:
1.6 L - Gas - 109 hp
City consumption:6.1 - 8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.8 - 6.6 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:532 - 743 km

SV trim features and specs

Available with the SV trim:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the SV trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Steel wheels (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SV trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the SV trim:
1.6 L - Gas - 109 hp
City consumption:6.1 - 8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.8 - 6.6 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:532 - 743 km

SV Special Edition trim features and specs

Available with the SV Special Edition trim:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the SV Special Edition trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SV Special Edition trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the SV Special Edition trim:
1.6 L - Gas - 109 hp
City consumption:7.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:588 km

SL trim features and specs

Available with the SL trim:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the SL trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SL trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the SL trim:
1.6 L - Gas - 109 hp
City consumption:6.1 - 8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.8 - 6.5 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:536 - 743 km

SR trim features and specs

Available with the SR trim:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the SR trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SR trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Front sensors
  • Front view camera
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the SR trim:
1.6 L - Gas - 109 hp
City consumption:7.5 - 7.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:6 - 6.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:588 - 601 km

Overview of the Nissan Versa

Learn about the Nissan Versa

Summary

The Nissan Versa is an exceptionally spacious subcompact car available as a sedan or hatchback. Depending on the generation, you have a choice of five-speed manual, four-speed automatic or continuously variable (shiftless) transmission. The versatility of this affordable car means you can customize it with your pick of numerous comfort and safety features. Both sedan and hatchback models offer a large trunk and a comfortable passenger cabin with seating for five adults—a rare bonus in a vehicle that has a tight enough turning radius to satisfy city dwellers.

Safety

All Nissan Versas come with six driver and passenger airbags plus child safety locks as standard. While there aren’t any advanced collision prevention technologies, standard safety features on select trims and newer base models from 2013 include:

  • Traction control to prevent skidding on slippery or icy surfaces
  • Electronic stability control, which helps straighten out your vehicle out in case of a loss of traction
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and brake assist to keep wheels from locking when you need to brake suddenly

Rearview camera for assistance with reversing and parking is optional from 2013 models and onwards.

Interior

The interior can be as well-equipped as you need it to be, with an abundance of features available across the range of trims and generations. The car’s design hasn’t evolved much in recent years, but the number of conveniences on offer has increased. Older models all provide an adjustable steering wheel, power steering and an auxiliary power outlet as standard. Optional features on models in the last five years or so include:

  • Power windows and door locks easily controlled with the push of a button
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Heated front seats
  • Steering wheel audio controls for added comfort and safety

Technology

Most Nissan Versas come with a CD player and AM/FM radio as standard, with satellite radio and auxiliary audio input available as extras. Upgrade in trim level, like the SV, or a newer model (from 2018) to gain access to useful technologies such as:

  • Keyless entry
  • Bluetooth capability
  • USB ports
  • Smartphone streaming

NissanConnect infotainment system provides you with a navigation system, hands-free text assist and weather alerts. It’s a functional and user-friendly system with a simple layout and can be used with a standard 7-inch touchscreen on models 2015 and up. Audio and climate controls are equally straightforward to use.

Space

The Nissan Versa offers an outstanding amount of interior space for its class. The large trunk has plenty of cargo space, with foldable rear seats adding room in hatchback versions. Both the sedan and hatchback have the headroom and legroom to seat five adults comfortably. 

Comfort

You’re guaranteed a smooth and comfortable ride in this vehicle. Although some drivers find the continuously variable transmission noisy at higher speeds, it’s worth noting it’s the most efficient choice for the Nissan Versa's fuel economy. The power, acceleration and tuning of this vehicle are well-suited to trips around town.

Frequently asked questions about the Nissan Versa

No, the Nissan Versa is front-wheel drive, which allows the car to remain relatively small and light.

The Nissan Versa is a subcompact car available in sedan and hatchback body styles. In Canada, the sedan was discontinued and replaced by the Nissan Micra for 2015.

Yes—the Nissan Versa’s most recent model year is 2019, and there's no indication that they will be ceasing production.

The Nissan Versa offers seating for up to five people.

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for a brand-new Nissa Versa is $14,698, but this price can be reduced substantially with a second-hand model.