Quality Nissan Versa Models in Cleveland, TN
The Nissan Versa is a subcompact sedan and is Nissan’s least expensive car in their inventory. Introduced in 2007, it has competed with the likes of Toyota Yaris, the Chevy Sonic, Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio and Hyundai Accent. It offers a number of features in a small body that is perfect for a driver who likes big things in small packages.
Brief History of the Nissan Versa
Debuting in 2007, the Versa spans just two generations in its short history. Originally offered in only a sedan form, it quickly added a hatchback trim option for a more sporty feel.
The Nissan Versa is known for having great fuel economy, reliable safety options, and modern infotainment and technology features that keep you connected every time you’re in the car.
It is currently offered in the following trims: S Manual, S CVT, SV CVT, AND SR CVT.
2007-2011: First Generation
The Versa was first introduced to Nissan’s lineup in 2007 as their smallest sedan available. A hatchback option was quickly added for a more sporty look. Both came equipped with a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that was capable of 122 horsepower, with the 6-speed manual being the standard transmission, although a 4-speed automatic was also an option.
The S and SL were the two available trims, with the SL adding features like AC, anti-lock brakes, Bluetooth connectivity, sunroof, and more.In 2009, the SL sedan had a 4-speed automatic and the SL hatchback came with CVT. At the time, the base sedan was the cheapest car on the market, selling for a minimal $9,990.
In 2012, the Versa was offered in the base S, the SL and the new SV. The S emphasized affordability and came with base features, while the SV came with features like foldback seats, alloy wheels, and an upgraded interior trim. The SL was stocked with great features like keyless start and entry, Bluetooth, and larger wheels. In 2013, the Versa added the S Plus trim, which included a CVT automatic gearbox, rear spoiler, and four-speaker sound system.
In 2013, the Versa introduced the new Versa Note, which was a 5-door hatchback version of the sedan. It came with the same 109-horsepower and 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, just with a much sportier look and feel. It wasn’t until 2018 that a refresh came by adding rear view cameras and a seven-inch infotainment display.
In 2019, the SL trim was eliminated. The Versa came in the S, S Plus and SV. The S trim only came in a manual transmission, whereas the S Plus came standard with an automatic transmission. The SV remained mostly the same, but now came with iOS and Android capabilities to meet modern technology demands.
The Versa is no longer the cheapest car on the market in price, but it now comes with a host of great features, at only a $2,000 increase in MSRP. The 2020 Versa saw a complete redesign and now offers more Altima-like looks, one of Nissan’s more luxurious sedans. It comes in the S, SV, and SR trims. All trims come standard with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine.
The base S trim comes with more features than it used to, a 7-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth connectivity. The SV trim includes a CVT transmission, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, and safety features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The SR features automatic climate control, LED headlights, and keyless door access, among other features.
What’s New For 2021?
The 2021 Versa has an estimated EPA of 35 mpg, comes with options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated seats, and adaptive cruise control. The SR, in particular, is attractive, with 17-inch rims, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and tons of driver-safety assist technology.
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