Nissan Versa
Nissan Versa Sedan
Nissan Versa Sedan

2019 Nissan Versa

Pros: Value pricing; dexterity in city commuting; fuel economy

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

CG Says: The 2019 Nissan Versa adds equipment to the topline SV’s optional Special Edition Package. The SV Special Edition Package gains keyless access, tire-fill alert, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality. A mid-2018 upgrade of standard rearview camera and upgraded audio system carries over. The Versa compact sedan is one of the least expensive cars on the market. Note that the Versa sedan is also available in a hatchback body style called Versa Note (see separate report). The sole engine is a 109-horsepower 1.6-liter 4-cylinder with a choice of 5-speed manual or CVT automatic transmissions. Although the base S and mid-level S Plus versions of the Versa are somewhat sparsely equipped by today’s standards, the top-line SV model has all the expected features (especially with the Special Edition Package) at a price that looks good even against smaller subcompact rivals. Power can feel meager at higher speeds and some of the interior materials don’t impress, but if interior room, cargo space, and high fuel economy are tops on your list, the Versa is a must-see.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Nissan
Nation of Manufacture Mexico
Base Prices S: $13,355
S Plus: $15,495
SV: $16,985

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)
36-39

Nissan Versa Sedan
2019 Nissan Versa
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 4
80%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 4
80%
Rollover - 4
80%

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