2017 Nissan Versa Note

Pros: Value pricing; dexterity in city commuting; fuel economy; cargo versatility of hatchback body style; rare-for-the-class features

Cons: Lots of noise; meager power at highway speeds; built-to-a-price cabin materials

CG Says: Nissan Versa Note has revised styling for 2017. The base S model and five-speed manual transmission are no longer available. Versa Note is a compact four-door hatchback that seats five. Bear in mind that this car is also available in a sedan body style called Versa (see separate report). A 109-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is the sole drivetrain. Although the base S Plus version of  Versa Note is rather sparsely equipped by today’s standards, the top-line models have all the expected features at a price that looks good even against smaller subcompact rivals. The Versa Note SL offers some rare-for-the-class options such as Nissan’s nifty Around View 360-degree camera, along with popular connectivity features. Power can feel meager at higher speeds and interior materials don’t impress, but if interior room, cargo space, and high fuel economy are tops on your list, the Versa Note is a must-see.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Nissan
Nation of Manufacture Mexico
Base Prices S Plus: $15,480
SV: $16,380
SR: $17,980
SL: $18,710

Base Engine
1.6-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
109
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
31
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
39

2017 Nissan Versa Note
2017 Nissan Versa Note