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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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