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2012 Nissan Versa Sedan [w/video]

What Are You Willing To Sacrifice For A Low Price? The compact car market is white-hot. The new Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra have lifted the segment to new levels of refinement while at the same time improving fuel economy to 40 miles per gallon on the highway and beyond. Instead of turning their attention back to trucks and SUVs, manufacturers are going even smaller. Automakers have begun pouring vast resources into the smaller subcompact segment, and the result has been a wealth of all-new models. The Chevrolet Sonic, Hyundai Accent and Ford Fiesta are all-new or... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.6L I4
Power:
109 HP / 107 LB-FT
Transmission:
CVT
MSRP:
$16,320 as tested
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    ETC: Nissan rolls Versa Note inside world's largest zorb [w/video]
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    With features like lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and moving object detection bundled into its Safety Shield suite, Nissan touts the Versa Note as among the safer vehicles on the road. And to highlight that, the Japanese automaker has taken its diminutive hatchback Zorbing. Zwhat now, you ask? Zorbing. It's a sport (really more of a ...

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    Report: Nissan alters all CVTs to act less like a stretched rubberband
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    Among automotive enthusiasts, no one seems to hold a neutral opinion when it comes to continuously variable transmissions. CVTs are either praised for their ability to boost fuel economy or chided for their occasionally poor driving dynamics. Nissan is among the masters of these un-shifting gearboxes in the US, and it uses them in many vehicles in its ...

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    Report: NHTSA probing whether to call Nissan to the carpet over Versa unintended acceleration
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    The Nissan Versa and Versa Note may have a carpeting problem that could make the little cars risky to drive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching a preliminary evaluation into the 2012-2014 model year versions of the Versa, Versa Sedan and Versa Note, affecting an estimated 360,000 vehicle. In these vehicles, it's possible that ...

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    Report: NHTSA investigating 200,000 Sentra, Versa models over brakes
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a second investigation into Nissan in May. The first covered inaccurate fuel gauges in the 2007 Quest minivan. The latest affects the Sentra and Versa from the 2013 and 2014 model years and the 2014 Versa Note, because of complaints of long brake pedal travel. If NHTSA finds a problem, it could ...

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    New York: 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan continues to prioritize space and price over looks
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    Nissan's refresh of its cavernous Versa Sedan is on hand today at the 2014 New York Auto Show. While we continue to appreciate the Versa for its space and low price, this slight restyling of the four-door sedan hasn't done much for its uninspiring appearance. Newly enlarged headlights and a reworked, more Altima-like grille are the biggest changes to the ...

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    Official: Behold your 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan, America
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    If you've been hoping that the 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan would adopt something of the Versa Note hatchback's styling aesthetic, consider your hopes dashed. This is the facelifted four-door Versa, which is set to make its official debut next week at the New York Auto Show. You can make your own minds up on the exterior rework, which is a fairly gentle ...

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    Exclusive: Facelifted 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan coming to New York
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    Nissan's current Versa Sedan debuted at the 2011 New York Auto Show, so it's only fitting that the humble four-door's midcycle facelift will debut under the kliegs in the Gotham, too. While the automaker's next-generation Murano crossover will take center stage on its display stand, Autoblog has learned that an updated version of the second-generation ...

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    Report: Nissan Canada to end Versa sales with Micra launch
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    There's plenty of space in Canada. In fact, with the second largest land mass of any country in the world, Canada has a population density of just nine people per square mile. But apparently there isn't enough room for more than one cheap Nissan in the True North, Strong and Free. As you may recall, Nissan Canada recently announced it would begin ...

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    Chicago: 2015 Nissan Versa Note adds sporty-ish SR trim [w/video]
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    The funny, little Nissan Versa Note is getting a new trim level – two, actually – for the 2015 model year. And the one you see above is the sporty-ish Note SR, making its debut at the Chicago Auto Show this week. Underneath, it's the same Versa Note we've already driven, complete with Nissan's 109-horsepower, 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder ...

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    Report: Did Amazon just deliver a car in a giant box?
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    Back in September, reports started rolling in that Amazon would get into the auto sales business after a promo for the Nissan Versa Note appeared on the online retailer's page. That link didn't actually sell a car, but instead acted as a referral service for potential customers, linking them up with dealers. A recent image that's been floating around on ...

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    Review: 2014 Nissan Versa Note
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    The original Austin Mini was not designed as a fun-to-drive, sporty small car. Its go-kart-like handling and general chuckability were an unintended byproduct of essential aspects of its design. Its four wheels were pushed to the absolute corners of the car to maximize interior space, and its front-wheel-drive layout and transversely mounted engine were ...

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    Recalls: Nissan recalling 13k Versa Note hatchbacks
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    Nissan is recalling 13,000 of its new 2014 Versa Note hatchbacks due to an issue with various bolts used to assemble the vehicle. Considering the Versa Note was only recently put on sale, this news must be driving Nissan nuts (we couldn't resist), but presumably the lion's share of these vehicles are still at dealerships. According to a report from The ...

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    Report: Are you the 2015 Nissan Versa facelift?
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    The current-generation Nissan Sunny – the overseas equivalent to the Versa sedan – has been around since 2010, and now it appears that Nissan has some small changes in store for it. Based on these small, dark and grainy photos from Chinese site, Auto Sohu, the Sunny could be set to receive a slight styling refresh. From what we can tell, the ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Nissan Versa Note
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    Incredible Value Has Trouble Winning Hearts How important is vehicle sticker price? How imperative is fuel economy? What about passenger room and technology? Nissan is hoping that consumers find all four objective measurements significant, because the all-new 2014 Versa Note excels in each of those areas. Not only does the five-door deliver the most ...

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    Detroit: 2014 Nissan Versa Note pushes the little hatchback forward
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    Alright, truth time: The Nissan Versa isn't exactly our favorite car in the subcompact class. It's certainly competent, reliable transportation, but it's hardly an emotional purchase choice. Perhaps this new version of the Versa, then, can change our minds a bit. Meet the Versa Note – the cuter, five-door version of the li'l sedan, making its debut ...

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    Official: Nissan bringing 2014 Versa Note to Detroit
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    Nissan today confirmed that it will be showing the 2014 Versa Note – not Versa, not Note, but Versa Note – at next week's 2013 Detroit Auto Show. And while we can't see a whole lot from this one teaser image, we're willing to bet that the car looks a lot like this. All Nissan will tell us at this time is that the Versa Note will have ...

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    Official: Nissan prices the 2013 Versa, Cube and Armada
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    Nissan has revealed prices for three of its 2013 offerings: the Versa, Cube and Armada. There are no exterior revisions for any beyond paint choices, but all get new combinations in packaging and tech along with minor price increases. The Versa goes up in price by $1,000. The base, five-speed manual Versa S rings up at $11,990 before the $790 destination ...

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    Report: Nissan upsets Japanese media by making them wait for new Versa
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    Who knew an unveiling of a workaday subcompact could create such a fuss? A practice growing in popularity among the Japanese auto industry has not been well received by the country's automotive press. It seems that automakers' plans to debut new models in other markets, well in advance of a home market on-sale date, is rubbing local media members the ...

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    Official: Renault gives rhinoplastic upgrade to Versa for Indian market
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    What do you call a Nissan Versa with a new nose and a home in the Indian car market? A Renault Scala. Given a chrome grille insert, the blacked-out crossbar common to Renaults and a few other "status-enhancing" tweaks, the Scala is Renault's fifth offering in India and rounds out its segment coverage. The Scala is not only positioned as a sedan with ...

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    Recalls: 2012 Nissan Versa's airbag under NHTSA investigation
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the 2012 Nissan Versa for a possible defective airbag cable assembly. Some 100,000 Versa sedans may have cables that are pinched in the steering column, which could lead to the airbag not deploying, according to Automotive News. Nissan notified NHTSA of the issue, though no complaints ...

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