2020 Nissan Versa

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Autoblog Rating
7

Nissan has greatly improved the Versa to make it truly competitive in the subcompact car segment. Its styling is better inside and out, and there's tons of new tech. The biggest downside is its meek powertrain.

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Like a once-ugly caterpillar emerging from its cocoon, the completely redesigned 2020 Nissan Versa adopts a modern and far more attractive design that should attract buyers for reasons other than a rock-bottom price tag and abundant room. Now only available as a sedan, the new Versa is longer, lower and wider, and although not quite as spacious as before, it's still better than most. So is its value. The Versa comes standard with niceties such as automatic emergency braking and a bright, clear touchscreen infotainment system. Only its pokey engine holds it back (literally), but if you’re looking for a comfortable, attractive and affordable small sedan, the Versa is a strong option. If you’re looking for more practicality, the Nissan Kicks sports a similar interior design and driving experience, but wraps it in a crossover shape with a hatchback cargo area that boasts nearly 70% more space. It does cost $19,965, about $1,000 more than the mid-level Versa, though. Part of that extra cost is because it’s only available with a CVT. If you want something sportier, you’ll want to consider something like the Honda Fit or Kia Rio, the former offers enormous amounts of cargo space like the Kicks, but with more power and better handling. The same goes for the Rio. It’s smaller inside than the Fit and Kicks, but it's distinctively available in either sedan or hatchback body styles. What's new for 2020? The Nissan Versa was completely redesigned for 2020. It has a sleeker and more mature exterior, a much higher quality (albeit slightly smaller) interior, more standard safety and convenience features, and a more powerful engine. You can read more about its many changes in our first drive review. What's the Versa's interior and in-car technology like? One of the biggest improvements to the Versa is interior quality. The upright, plasticky dash of the old model has been supplanted by a lower, wider looking piece. Many of the plastics are still hard and not especially pleasant, but they’re par for this low-cost segment. The higher SV and SR trims spruce up the interior further with attractive contrasting upholstery and vinyl-upholstered dash panels. All trims only come with cloth seating. As with the previous model, all Versas get a standard 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It’s the latest system, shared with the Kicks, and it’s responsive and simple to use. It’s flanked by convenient shortcut buttons and knobs for volume and tuning. Bluetooth and USB connectivity are also standard, while the SV and SR trim both add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard. Those phone-mirroring systems aren’t available at all on the base S trim. The SV and SR also have a 7-inch screen integrated in the instrument cluster that goes where the analog tachometer is in the S trim. This screen features a digital tachometer dial as well as information on fuel economy and driving assistance features. How big is the Versa? For 2020, the Versa grew on the outside, but ended up shrinking slightly on …
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Like a once-ugly caterpillar emerging from its cocoon, the completely redesigned 2020 Nissan Versa adopts a modern and far more attractive design that should attract buyers for reasons other than a rock-bottom price tag and abundant room. Now only available as a sedan, the new Versa is longer, lower and wider, and although not quite as spacious as before, it's still better than most. So is its value. The Versa comes standard with niceties such as automatic emergency braking and a bright, clear touchscreen infotainment system. Only its pokey engine holds it back (literally), but if you’re looking for a comfortable, attractive and affordable small sedan, the Versa is a strong option. If you’re looking for more practicality, the Nissan Kicks sports a similar interior design and driving experience, but wraps it in a crossover shape with a hatchback cargo area that boasts nearly 70% more space. It does cost $19,965, about $1,000 more than the mid-level Versa, though. Part of that extra cost is because it’s only available with a CVT. If you want something sportier, you’ll want to consider something like the Honda Fit or Kia Rio, the former offers enormous amounts of cargo space like the Kicks, but with more power and better handling. The same goes for the Rio. It’s smaller inside than the Fit and Kicks, but it's distinctively available in either sedan or hatchback body styles. What's new for 2020? The Nissan Versa was completely redesigned for 2020. It has a sleeker and more mature exterior, a much higher quality (albeit slightly smaller) interior, more standard safety and convenience features, and a more powerful engine. You can read more about its many changes in our first drive review. What's the Versa's interior and in-car technology like? One of the biggest improvements to the Versa is interior quality. The upright, plasticky dash of the old model has been supplanted by a lower, wider looking piece. Many of the plastics are still hard and not especially pleasant, but they’re par for this low-cost segment. The higher SV and SR trims spruce up the interior further with attractive contrasting upholstery and vinyl-upholstered dash panels. All trims only come with cloth seating. As with the previous model, all Versas get a standard 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It’s the latest system, shared with the Kicks, and it’s responsive and simple to use. It’s flanked by convenient shortcut buttons and knobs for volume and tuning. Bluetooth and USB connectivity are also standard, while the SV and SR trim both add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard. Those phone-mirroring systems aren’t available at all on the base S trim. The SV and SR also have a 7-inch screen integrated in the instrument cluster that goes where the analog tachometer is in the S trim. This screen features a digital tachometer dial as well as information on fuel economy and driving assistance features. How big is the Versa? For 2020, the Versa grew on the outside, but ended up shrinking slightly on …
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$14,830 - $18,340 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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