With the 2014 Nissan Versa Note going on sale this month, Nissan has announced the official pricing for its redesigned subcompact hatchback. Commanding a $2,000 premium over the Versa sedan, the new Versa Note will have a starting price of $13,990 (*not including $790 for destination), which is $680 less than the 2012 Versa Hatchback.

The base model is the Versa Note S, but trim levels also include S Plus and SV starting at $15,240 and $15,990, respectively. The S Plus trim will deliver the highest fuel economy – best in class according to Nissan – for the Versa Note thanks to a CVT and active grille shutters, and the SV brings more convenience features like power windows and door locks (that's right, the base models will still get crank windows and manual door locks). Stepping up even further, the SL Package will add push-button starter, backup camera and heated seats for $17,690 while the SL Tech Package tops out at $18,490 with navigation, Nissan's Around View Monitor and Bluetooth. More pricing details for the 2014 Versa Note are posted below in the official press release.
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2014 Versa Note on Sale with $13,990 Starting Price
- All-new second-generation Versa hatchback - now designated Versa Note - joins forces with Versa Sedan to maintain position as America's best-selling Entry car -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The 2014 Nissan Versa Note, which goes on sale this month at Nissan dealers nationwide, is more than just the fourth all-new product to appear in Nissan showrooms in recent months - following the redesigns of Altima, Pathfinder and Sentra. It is also the dynamic next-generation of the vehicle that, combined with Versa Sedan, held the entry segment sales leadership for 20 consecutive months and 38 of the last 44 months.

The dynamic new styling, interior versatility and advanced technology of the Versa Note hatchback are expected to strengthen Nissan's leadership in this critical segment of the U.S. car market. The all-new Versa Note offers a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (M.S.R.P.*) of just $13,990 USD for the 2014 Nissan Versa Note S - which is $680 USD less than the outgoing Versa Hatch S M/T.

The all-new Versa Note joins the second-generation Versa Sedan (introduced in 2012) in the Nissan lineup, bringing its own distinct look, feel and hatchback utility. It adds the global Note designation for the new generation design, along with an extensive list of key features such as:

Class-exclusive** Around View® Monitor
Energetic new exterior styling with steeply sloped windshield and sculpted body panels
Available Active Grille Shutter for enhanced fuel economy
Best-in-class*** 31 mpg city and 35 mpg combined fuel economy (CVT-equipped models)
Smart packaging and class-leading cargo space**, with available Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor (adjustable rear load floor height)
Available NissanConnectâ„  with Navigation System with Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, Google® Services, Pandora® compatibility and Bluetooth® Streaming Audio

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the 2014 Nissan Versa Note models include:

Model/Engine/Transmission
Versa Note 1.6 S 5MT $13,990 USD
Versa Note 1.6 S Plus CVT $15,240 USD
Versa Note 1.6 SV CVT $15,990 USD
Destination and handling $790

"The all-new Versa Note is aggressively designed, equipped, packaged and priced, serving notice to the competition that Nissan intends to remain the key player in the Entry segment for a long time to come," said Fred Diaz, divisional vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing. "With class-leading fuel economy, cutting-edge technologies, an energetic exterior design, roomy and versatile interior and available activity enhancing features such as Pandora® radio compatibility and hands-free test messaging assistant, Versa Note is an ideal fit for today's buyers needs."

The all-new Versa Note is offered in three grade levels: S, S Plus and SV, with available SV Convenience Package, SL Package and SL Tech Package. Each is equipped with an advanced 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with dual fuel injection and Twin CVTCS (Continuously Variable Timing Control System). The Versa Note S features a 5-speed manual transmission, while the S Plus and SV models are equipped with a standard next-generation Nissan Xtronic CVT® transmission. Fuel economy for the front-wheel drive Versa Note is 40 mpg highway and best-in-class*** 31 mpg city and 35 mpg combined for CVT-equipped models.

The long list of available equipment includes available Nissan Intelligent Key®, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), heated front seats, heated outside mirrors and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Four optional packages are offered: SV Convenience Package ($540 USD), SL Package ($1,700 USD), Sport Value Package ($760 USD) and SL Tech Package ($800 USD).

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.


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      Gordon Chen
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's amazing how cheap Nissan can sell the Versas for. They're not even bad cars.
      foxtrot685
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it. Now that we got the normal volume model out of the way, more 1.6T!
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      Versa has some of the lowest cost of ownership in it's class, hardly what I consider bad, yes it's cheap but that's the point always has been. Perfect car for economic individuals that's the reason the original one came out years ago, I don't understand these crazy imaginary standards everyone has of it being some type of drivers car. If you want something better than go buy it but you will pay more in the long run even a used car will require maintenance sooner than a brand new Versa depending on mileage and it will probably cost more to maintain. Even the competitors stripped base models come with manual everything like crank windows you just never see them because they never stock them so you can throw that argument out the door.
        Jason
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cruising
        Mostly I agree with you, though the Kia Rio is a direct competitor to this, costs a couple hundred less, and is power everything even on the stripper base model.
      Eric M
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a very good looking car. It doesn't look cheap. Certainly a more elegant design than the Spark.
      Andrew Pappas
      • 2 Years Ago
      While its cheaper than the Honda fit, the Honda has a much better interior and will likely be a better drive. Couple that with resale value, and the roomy subcompact class will make this look a bit second place.
        Earthwateruser
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andrew Pappas
        A \'better\' drive is subjective. Many prefer comfort over sportiness.
      Jason
      • 2 Years Ago
      Autoblog - when you quote MSRPs with the destination charge left out, you sound like you're an arm of Nissan's marketing department. Just because the manufacturers play shell games with fees and charges doesn't mean you should go along with it.
      Rob
      • 2 Years Ago
      One level up from the bottom of the B class barrel. The bottom is occupied by the Yaris. Fit, Fiesta, and Accent are far better choices
      dohc73
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it, but you can't argue that it doesn't look like a blatant copy of the Honda Fit/Jazz. They even copied the dual glovebox. Nothing about this car bothers me at all, in fact, it's the best looking Nissan I've seen come out in years, and I'm including the Z in that statement. I just wish Nissan would stop being a little quirky and group the HVAC knobs in a row, not a chevron. Hate that! That being said, I'd still pony up the extra dough for a Honda Fit if I were in the market.
      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ew! I'm so glad I'm not either poor or prejudiced against used cars. Poor SOBs that are forced into buying these things. :(
        icemilkcoffee
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        Poor people dont buy these cars. Poor people drive used Mercedes and BMW, and stay poor. FRUGAL people buy these cars. Never confuse the two.
        askroon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        You're obviously prejudiced against something.
      Mario
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love the exterior, not so much the dashboard, looks like late 2000 design. But for that price? Can't complain
      Rochester
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a fine little disposable car. Excellent choice if you want to give a car to a new college student, and giving a car outright to a kid is within your means. However, offering over $3K of "premium" options is just silly for the educated consumer buying in this segment, while gravy for the up-selling car salesman.
        Bill
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rochester
        "Disposable?" really? Almost any car easily lasts 10+ years and 200k miles these days. The numbers showing trends of people keeping cars longer is completely on track. Makes a lot more sense than flushing money down the toilet by trading cars every 2 or 3 years.
          Rochester
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Bill
          Disposable in the sense that its value is minimal, and its sole purpose is basic transportation. This isn't a hobby car, or a luxury car, or a tuner car... it's just an inexpensive compact that you use up and get rid of when it dies. In 10 years it will be worth nothing to anyone. So yes, very disposable. Geeze, people in these comments get so butt-hurt over the most innocuous opinions. It's almost like I was insulting you personally. Well... now I am, I suppose, but you earned it.
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