2017 Nissan Versa Sedan

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2017 Nissan Versa Sedan Overview

The standard features of the Nissan Versa 1.6 S include 1.6L I-4 109hp engine, 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 15" steel wheels, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability, power mirrors.

2017 Nissan
Versa Sedan

Starting at: $11,990

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  • Air conditioning
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD player
  • MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 4
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • Basic warranty - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 5
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Rear seats - bench
  • Engine displacement - 1.6 L
  • Engine horsepower - 109hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Engine torque - 107 lb.-ft. @ 4,400RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 78.0mm x 83.6mm (3.07" x 3.29")
  • Compression ratio - 9.80 to 1
  • Payload - 390kg (860lbs)
  • GVWR - 1,537kg (3,389lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,455mm (175.4")
  • Exterior body width - 1,694mm (66.7")
  • Exterior height - 1,514mm (59.6")
  • Wheelbase - 2,601mm (102.4")
  • Turning radius - 5.3m (17.4')
  • Front legroom - 1,062mm (41.8")
  • Rear legroom - 940mm (37.0")
  • Front headroom - 1,011mm (39.8")
  • Rear headroom - 930mm (36.6")
  • Front hiproom - 1,222mm (48.1")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,173mm (46.2")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,313mm (51.7")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,318mm (51.9")
  • Passenger volume - 2,554L (90.2 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 422 L (15 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 422 L (15 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - trunk
  • Power door mirrors
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 1.6
  • Cylinder configuration - I-4
  • Horsepower - 109hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Torque - 107 lb.-ft. @ 4,400RPM
  • Number of valves - 16
  • Variable valve control
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Transmission - 5 speed manual
  • Drive type - front-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 30mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 10.8gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 27mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 36mpg
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Front wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Front tires - 185/65HR15.0
  • Rear tires - 185/65HR15.0
  • Wheel size - 15"
  • Rear window defroster
  • Display - digital/analog
  • Tachometer
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer


  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
1.6 S 2017 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S Search New $11,990   109-hp 1.6L 4-cyl  5-spd man.  27 / 36  
1.6 S 2017 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S Search New $13,680   109-hp 1.6L 4-cyl  4-spd auto  26 / 35  
1.6 S+ 2017 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S+ Search New $14,130   109-hp 1.6L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  31 / 39  
1.6 SV CVT 2017 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 SV CVT Search New $15,720   109-hp 1.6L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  31 / 39  
1.6 SL 2017 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 SL Search New $17,280   109-hp 1.6L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  31 / 39  


Driving Impression

New Car Test Drive

Nissan has long been known for the quality of its continuously variable transmissions, which have been improving steadily. In a Versa, however, the CVT contributes to sluggish responses from the 109-horsepower engine. Thus, Versas feel underpowered compared to likely rivals, which may restrict their ability to comfortably pass another vehicle or enter an expressway gracefully.

Acceleration from a standstill to 60 mph is indisputably leisurely, taking about 11.5 seconds. In addition to typical engine noise that accompanies CVT operation when accelerating, the Versa can emit considerable rumble even at steadier speed. Easing up on the gas pedal, it’s reasonably quiet.

Riding quite well even through rougher terrain, Versas also handle in a satisfactory manner. Steering is suitably weighted, though it feels light and often demands numerous small corrections at the wheel to remain on course, thanks in part to slim tires.

All told, a Versa qualifies as competent, but lacks any observable qualities that might signal an enjoyable, or inspiring, driving experience. For most likely buyers, who don’t expect sporty behavior but appreciate ride comfort, a Versa will satisfy.

Good build quality is a bonus, and most road and tire noises are acceptably suppressed. Front-disc/rear-drum brakes do an effective job.

With a CVT, the Versa is EPA-rated at a thrifty 31/39 mpg City/Highway, or 34 mpg Combined. The S model, with 5-speed manual shift, gets an estimate of only 27/36 mpg City/Highway, or 30 mpg Combined.

Walk Around

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Despite visual similarities to Nissan’s larger Sentra and Altima, the Versa has a look of its own, which is less than rousing. Especially in its lowest trim level, the Versa sedan has to be called plain, if not outright dowdy. Large swept-back headlights flank the chromed grille in a sculpted front end, yet few would declare the overall look graceful.

Sharing no sheetmetal with its sedan counterpart, the Note hatchback conveys a more attractive demeanor, helped by more suitable body proportions. Even so, the sedan outsells Nissan’s hatchback.

Interior Overview

New Car Test Drive

Though functional, the Versa cabin lacks any special styling flair. The Note version, in particular, looks bigger inside than its exterior dimensions suggest.

Dashboard appearance differs little between the hatchback and the sedan. Both body styles feature a dual-cockpit design. Hard plastic surfaces are abundant. That’s no surprise in the entry-level subcompact category, but Versa’s materials tend to feel hollow and thin.

Climate control is a simple process, using three knobs, but a gritty sensation is evident when using the switches and buttons.

Back seats are surprisingly sizable, allowing two average-size adults to sit in reasonable comfort, even when sitting behind similar-size front passengers. Upper trim levels include a folding rear seatback.

Front seats are well-bolstered at the sides, but their bottom cushions are short and flat. For a subcompact sedan, trunk space is sizable.

The Note hatchback promises greater utility, helped by its 60/40-split back seat. What Nissan calls a Divide-n-Hide Adjustable Floor provides recessed storage compartments beneath the cargo floor, keeping small items out of view of passing pedestrians.


New Car Test Drive

Serious budget-minded shoppers who’d rather have a new car than a used one have few to choose from. Despite drawbacks, Nissan’s roomy little Versa, at least in lower trim levels, is one worth considering. Most buyers would be wise to skip the minimally equipped, too-basic S model with its manual gearbox, in favor of an SV, especially with the Special Edition option group. Of course, some larger cars are more refined and get almost comparable gas mileage.

Driving impressions by Andrew Ganz, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

Model Lineup

New Car Test Drive

The 2017 Nissan Versa S sedan ($11,990) has 5-speed manual shift, plus air conditioning and an audio system with four speakers, a CD player, and Bluetooth support for a mobile phone. (All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.) S Plus sedan ($13,990) is CVT-only, gaining cruise control, body-color power mirrors, and a rear spoiler that improves aerodynamics.

Versa Note S Plus ($15,480) is the entry-level hatchback.

Versa SV sedan ($15,580) includes power windows and locks, keyless entry, height adjustment for the driver’s seat, upgraded cloth upholstery, and USB input for the audio system. Versa Note SV ($16,380) is the hatchback version.

Versa SL sedan ($17,140) gets its own alloy wheels, navigation, and a proximity key with keyless ignition. Versa Note SL ($18,710) includes NissanConnect with navigation and apps, a 5.8-inch touchscreen, heated front seats, Around View monitor, and SiriusXM Travel Link.

Versa Note SR hatchback ($17,980) comes with body-color side sills, foglamps, a rear spoiler, suede-like seat upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Nissan plans to roll out several upgrades at the 2017 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show 

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When you're looking for fun activities in the wintry weather, there's nothing more invigorating than taking a walk around the auto show. If you've had your eye on some Nissan cars, you'll be excited to catch an early glimpse of the exciting new models. With such a diverse array of vehicles available, there's bound to be a Nissan that would fit perfectly into your driveway-and your life.

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With future fuel prices uncertain, car show attendees will be thrilled to see that the wallet-friendly 2017 Altima will be one of the featured vehicles out on the floor. Known for its tendency to sip gas instead of guzzle it, the Altima has also been praised by Edmunds for its efficient engines and "distinctive styling". 

The 2017 Maxima is another head-turner that will be featured on the floor, and this year's model happened to receive a particularly glowing review from Car and Driver. Not only did the review praise the Maxima's exceptional value for the money, but the writers also refer to its engine as "gutsy" while mentioning the many marvelous features that are available on the base model.

Another amazing automobile featured at the 2017 Auto Show Milwaukee is the magnificent Murano. Edmunds has highlighted the crossover's powerful motor and status as an upscale vehicle in its class.

The head-turning 2017 Pathfinder is another gorgeous vehicle that will receive its moment in the spotlight at the Auto Show Milwaukee Wisconsin. Car and Driver recently called out its good looks and handy third row.

Those in the market for a peppy crossover will definitely want to stop by and slide into the 2017 Rogue for a quick glance. Known for its great gas mileage on the highway, this vivacious vehicle is a must-see.

Consistently one of the most popular cars on the road, the Nissan Sentra will also be making a dazzling appearance at the Milwaukee Car Show 2017. This automobile has become famous for its reliability and excellent value; don't miss the chance to see it in person.

The 2017 Sentra NISMO kicks things up to a whole different level, becoming famous for its sleek styling and muscular appearance. With lots of car enthusiasts buzzing about the sporty compact sedan, the NISMO is sure to get its fair share of attention when people go to car shows Wisconsin this year.

If you're in the market for a subcompact vehicle, then it's definitely time to take a close look at the Versa when you stroll into the Nissan display at the car show. This car is known for its surprisingly roomy interior, as well as all of the amenities that come with even just the base model. You're going to love the look of this one.

Those who crave pulse-pounding acceleration will want to see the Nissan Z. The electrifying engine truly makes this car a beast.

Of course, drivers who crave a thrill will also want to accept their chance to sit behind the wheel of the 2015 Nissan GT-R. With a whopping 565 hp and a sporty suspension that can take turns like no other, it's no wonder that so many reviews have crowned the GT-R with some of the highest praise imaginable. You have to see it in person to believe it.

Next, the 2017 Nissan Titan is sure to attract a great deal of attention. Able to tow over 9,000 pounds, this perfect pick-up will be one of the most imposing vehicles out on the floor.

The 2017 Juke is yet another stunning vehicle that will definitely be the source of some oohs and ahhs at the car show this year. Known for its sleek styling and lively engine, the Juke always manages to surprise people with how roomy its interior is-and how surprisingly simple it is to fit into a tight parking spot.

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