2018 Nissan Versa Note

Pros: Value pricing; dexterity in city commuting; fuel economy; cargo versatility of hatchback body style

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

CG Says: For 2018, the Nissan Versa Note’s topline SL trim is dropped and the base S Plus model is renamed S. SR is now the top trim and gains standard keyless access and starting, as well as Easy Fill Tire Alert. 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 version of Versa Note is rather sparsely equipped by today’s standards, the top-line SR has all the expected features at a price that looks good even against smaller subcompact rivals. 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: $16,485
SV: $17,385
SR: $18,985

Base Engine
1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine
Std. Transmission
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2017 Nissan Versa Note
2018 Nissan Versa Note
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 3
Side Crash - NA
Rollover - 4

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