The Nissan Versa is an affordable subcompact sedan that delivers a comfortable ride, excellent fuel economy, a large back seat and plenty of trunk space. Customers at Nissan dealers near Salinas know that while the 2018 Nissan Versa may not be loaded with lots of unnecessary features, it’s a solid, dependable car that represents an outstanding value.
The S model is perfect for car buyers who want a great car without any frills. Going for a higher trim will allow buyers to get more standard equipment.
The 2018 Nissan Versa is available in three trim levels: S, S Plus and SV. Nissan also manufactures a Versa Note hatchback, which is a different vehicle altogether and isn’t covered here.
Versa owners agree that the 2018 Nissan Versa is a great car. Autotrader gave the Versa high marks, writing: “Nissan understands that the primary target for this car is likely to be a first-time buyer, so it wants to impress upon them the Versa's value and economy, as well as its very reasonable sticker price. Those willing to spend a bit more can have a nicely equipped small sedan ... what makes the Versa so attractive is that it doesn't cost much, holds its value fairly well, delivers excellent fuel economy and has an abundance of space for both passengers and cargo.”
The 2018 Nissan Versa gets a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that’s good for 109 horsepower and 107 lb.-ft. of torque. The S trim comes with a five-speed manual gearbox, while the other two trims get a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Front-wheel drive is standard on all models.
Fuel economy for the Nissan Versa is estimated by the EPA at 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway with the five-speed manual gearbox.* The CVT returns 31 city/39 highway.
One question many potential buyers have is how the 2018 Nissan Versa drives. The Versa provides an excellent driving experience, with a cushioned ride and a soft suspension that absorbs bumps in the road.
The Versa S comes with 15-inch steel wheels, cloth upholstery, power windows, a tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity and a stereo system with four speakers and an aux jack. Optional features include Vehicle Tracking and Recovery, which tracks your Versa using GPS and automatically notifies the police. Also available is an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The Versa S Plus adds a rear spoiler along with cruise control, while the SV includes upgraded cloth upholstery, power door locks and windows, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40 split folding rear seats, a driver-seat armrest, a USB port, a media player interface for the audio system and keyless entry. The SV has a Special Edition package that adds foglamps, 15-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, Bluetooth audio streaming, a steering wheel wrapped in leather, a 5-inch touchscreen interface and satellite radio.
Standard safety gear includes stability control, traction control, antilock brakes, side curtain airbags and side airbags for the front seats.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.