2016 Versa Note

2015 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: After its introduction for the 2014 model year, the hatchback version of Nissan’s Versa compact car gets two new trim levels—SR and SL—for 2015. The SR includes sporty appearance features such as unique front and rear fascias, fog lights, and a rear spoiler. The line-topping SL model includes upscale equipment such as heated seats, a rear view monitor, and the NissanConnect with Mobile Apps connectivity system. Although the base S and mid-level S Plus versions of the Versa and Versa Note are 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 also 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: $14,180
S Plus: $15,430
SV: $16,330
SR: $17,530
SL: $17,960

Base Engine
1.6-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
109
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
27-31
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
36-40

Nissan Versa NOTE SR.
2015 Nissan Versa Note