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Starting at
$11,990
EPA - est City/Hwy
27/36
Engine
1.6L inline4
Seats
5
Power
109 hp




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2016 Nissan Versa Overview

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The 2016 Nissan Versa economy sedan has one of the lowest base prices in the business, but are there other reasons to consider it? In fact, the 2016 Versa's roomy backseat sets it apart from typical subcompact sedans. Otherwise, expect solid fuel economy from the 2016 Nissan Versa, but not much in the way of frills or refinement.

The 2016 Nissan Versa is a subcompact sedan that's famous for its bargain-basement starting price. But did you know that the Versa also offers one of the roomiest rear seats in its segment? That makes this economy sedan a natural choice for buyers who anticipate hitting the road with a full load of passengers. What's more, a remarkably spacious trunk means none of them needs to worry about packing light. The 2016 Nissan Versa's inoffensive styling is representative of how it drives. Here's the thing, though: The list of standard equipment for entry-level Versa models is quite modest. And once you move to the upper trim levels with their more generous feature sets, you'll find that most of the Versa's initial price advantage has been negated. As such, this Nissan may make sense if all you need is a sensible, spacious car on the cheap. But if you're expecting much in the way of modern amenities, you might be in for a bit of sticker shock from less value-oriented Versa trims. Drive the Nissan Versa sedan back to back with competitors like the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic, 2016 Ford Fiesta and the new 2016 Scion iA and you'll find that its handling feels lackluster by comparison. The 2016 Hyundai Accent and 2016 Kia Rio also offer zestier acceleration, and all of the above provide more style inside and out. But if "roomy" and "inexpensive" are priorities for your next subcompact sedan, the 2016 Nissan Versa remains a worthy option.

The 2016 Nissan Versa sedan provides comfortable, spacious and inexpensive transportation, and comes with a generous choice of available amenities. Just don't expect much in terms of personality or driver engagement.

For 2016, body-color power mirrors and a four-speaker sound system are now standard across the Versa lineup. The top-of-the-line SL trim level also adds a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel.



2016 Nissan Versa Problems




2016 Nissan Versa Reviews From Owners (19 Reviews)

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By Paula

on May/23/16 05:10 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Versa


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Performance
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Value
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The 2016 Versa Sedan no Vice needed:)

overall it a great starter car for credit repair its light on the road especially on windy days so i added 120lbs in my trunk which gave it stability other than that i love my 2016 Versa Sedan........ but my next car will be a NIssan Sentra only because im moving up lol or maybe i will stay with the Versa......

By DWS

on Apr/13/16 07:39 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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No storage room, no pick up

I've been renting this car for three weeks. Horrible design. No storage, no pick up, engine sluggish. Nice controls, seats are comfortable. I would not buy this car. Can't wait to get my Camry back.

By Roy

on Apr/17/16 03:41 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


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Cant beet the price for a new car.

Bought this car for my daughter and could not beet the price compared to other cars in its class and cheap on gas and fill-ups.

By Bryce

on Dec/16/16 06:22 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Versa


Fun-to-Drive
starstar
Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Rental car - high hopes dashed

I got this as a rental car, I was excited to see it only had 10 miles on it so I was the first driver. As the miles of my trip went by my excitement turned to despair. This is a truly crummy car, worse than my 15 year old Hyundai Elantra. The road noise is deafening, the acceleration is feeble, the radio was already broken, and the plastic-ness of the interior was profound.

By Daybud

on Oct/02/16 08:20 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


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Leave my expensive cars at home drive the fun one

Last October my cousin and I were looking for a small car for him. We ended up at a Nissan dealership and he bought a 2015 versa with roll up windows and no power door locks. I warned him about those getting old and so I started doing my research. I found aftermarket door locks and power windows. The door locks are cable activated so make sure you have someone who can install them correctly. Fast forward to July 2016 and I'm wishing I had a stick shift car because it's been a long time since I've had one. I liked the Versa we got for my cousin so I took a gander. Dealerships in my area are tacking $5,000 on to the window sticker as dealer mark up but an advertised special caught my eye. The sticker was $13,185 and they were advertising one only at $8,975. so I swooped in and bought it. Two months later I have only driven my infiniti once and the Pilot three times. Love this little car. Yes, I added the power windows and the door locks to this too. I was looking for a good navigation deck but everyone tells me to use my smart phone. I don't have a lot of money and am retired but I was able to get good financing and so for $200 per month $300 including my insurance bill I also opted for the prepaid maintenance on the car. The car lacks the acceleration of my other vehicles but also gets about 10 miles more per gallon so I'm retired not in any hurry. Very comfortable roomy inside and

By Richard Groh

on Apr/22/16 08:15 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


Build Quality
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Value
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You chose a Good car at a Great price

"You get what you pay for" is certainly true with the Nissan Versa. When you buy basically the lowest price car sold in the US, you are not expecting luxury or high quality in every component or system of the car. But you DO get what you pay for! You get a good, reliable car at a great price!

One annoying negative for me: I knew the car did not have power locks or power windows, but only the driver's door has a lock for the key --- if you return to the car on the passenger side , you have to walk all the way around the car to unlock it, get in, then unlock the passenger door if you want or need to open it.

By Rich

on Dec/27/16 07:24 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


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Looks great!

Irks: No glove box light, usb ports in bad spot, cup holders cramped and small, outside noise!, gas mileage. *I do like the entertainment system, overall comfort, and styling. Climate control works well and all controls are power!

By Milton Kovar

on May/17/16 12:40 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


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Great car

Overall great car. CVT takes some getting used to and acceleration onto freeway unsatisfactory.

By Christine

on May/10/16 02:47 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


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Con's

Ok.. I had this thing for a week. All the Con's everyone is saying I don't find it with the one I purchased. The Engine isn't sluggish it isn't noisy.. I can't hear the dang thing run.. Nissan is one of the better quality cars out there at a re seasonable price. This Car does have a lot of pick up an go!!. This one customer is extremely happy. I've had Nissan's before an I've never been happier owning them in the past.

By David Williams

on Apr/16/16 06:28 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


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Basic Transportation

The Versa S gives you the basics with the essentials like A/C and a bluetooth radio with 4 speakers at a very low price. The car comes standard with everything manual: manual 5 spd.transmission, windows, door locks, seats, and key. I was able to make a copy of my key for $2.00 when it would cost me over $200+ to replace my chip key for my Honda and VW. But the conviences you give up in power features you gain in less weight, better fuel economy, quicker acceleration, shorter stopping distance, better reliability, and a lower cost to own and operate. The Versa a good car for basic transportation needs.

By Patrick J.

on Nov/17/16 10:16 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Versa


Build Quality
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Uncomfortable for long distances

My existing car finally bit the dust after putting 220,000 miles on her, a 2001 Suzuki Vitara small SUV. I ended up renting the Nissan Versa from Enterprise to get me around until I can buy something to replace my Vitara. My initial impressions of the Versa were positive, it looks nice outside and I have any easy time getting into and out of the car with plenty of headroom. I am not very tall at around 5'10", but I ran into 2 problems once I sat in the driver seat. First, the center console is very low and wide, it sits forward of the shifter and the width of it hits me in my lower-right leg. This is exacerbated by the front of the driver seat which slopes upwards very steeply. The pedals are so deep in the well that I have to move the seat so far forward that I end up "man-spreading" to fit properly resulting in the leg/console collision. It makes it extremely difficult to drive long distances. My left leg also rubs against another cupholder that Nissan put in the lower part of the left door. The location of it makes no sense, no person in their right mind would ever want to place a cup or bottle there. As far as performance goes, this thing would easily wipe the floor off my old Vitara, I have no idea why people call this thing slow. Without blinking I find myself doing 50MPH and have done 65MPH with ease. Performance is right where it should be considering the price. However, I find that there is no sensation of speed or acceleration when driving this car. It is very weird, I will start accelerating, blink my eyes and find I am doing 50MPH. Whether I floor the accelerator or lightly press it, the car just starts going 50MPH with no sensation of reaching that speed. It actually makes it very difficult to drive speed limits of 30-40MPH and I constantly find myself unintentionally speeding. It must be some drive-by-wire nonsense causing this. There is no road vibration coming through either the accelerator or brake which makes things more difficult. The brakes are too responsive as well, I find it difficult to slow down over a distance, they clearly designed it to brake on a dime for idiots that don't know how to drive safely. Other gripes I have include the dash lighting, it has ridiculously bright white LED lighting that causes glare inside the car. There is a knob that was stupidly placed in the center of the dash forcing you to reach through the steering wheel to get to it and it doesn't work like a normal knob. You have to press in, turn and hold the knob to the left or right to make it adjust. If you adjust all the way left or right it wraps back around and goes back to full brightness which makes it damn near impossible to set to the lowest setting. My Vitara has the dimmer located as a dial on the left side near where the side mirror controls are which is far easier to adjust while driving. Another gripe is the air controls do not let you select outside air vs inside, it only goes to outside air when you use the defroster. Lastly, there is no 3.5MM Line-In on the front of the radio, super lame. One plus is the trunk is huge with plenty of room to fit stuff, maybe not as deep as some people would like, I put my groceries in there last night and they stayed in place all the way home. Overall my feeling is that this is a very modern car that Nissan failed to test with people of various body sizes and lacks the connection to the road that the best drivers look for in a vehicle.

By Courtney Kurtenbach

on Jul/29/16 09:39 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


Build Quality
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Good value, but needs improvement

Good new car for a low price, but definitely nothing very fun. The car is quite slow, acceleration is terrible (but then again, I'm used to driving a car with a turbo engine, so if you're not used to a faster car it might be fine). You can hear the car struggling when trying to speed up. I also found the steering to be pretty bad. Maybe it's just different from what I'm used to, but the steering seemed to be not very responsive and stiff. I could feel quite a bit of resistance when I tried to turn the wheel. It made it difficult to make small adjustments. Braking was very nice and responsive, though. Interior is very comfortable and roomy. A bit disappointed with the kind I had though, as it had no backup camera or touch screen display. The audio system was actually pretty nice, though. Overall a good car for the price, but personally I would need something a bit nicer in performance if I were going to get a 2016.

By Catherine Graham

on Jun/22/16 08:57 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


Build Quality
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The good, the bad, and the indifferent

The CVT tranny takes it's time getting up to speed, so if you need to get on the freeway take a sedative to retain your composure. The dealership tacked on stuff from outer space that the sales guy has still not explained to me after the sale (Nissan of Vacaville). They were supposed to make some additions, but after almost a month, I've had to contact them a few times and they tell me every time that they will get back to me. RIGHT!!! The versa gets great gas mileage and handles the turns really well. While there is plenty of cargo space in the trunk, the glove box is a giant black hole, and there is no console. There are cup holders crammed in the center and the doors, but if you get anything larger than a small beverage you'll have trouble getting at them.

By Paula

on May/23/16 05:11 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


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Value
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The 2016 Versa Sedan no Vice needed:)

overall it a great starter car for credit repair its light on the road especially on windy days so i added 120lbs in my trunk which gave it stability other than that i love my 2016 Versa Sedan........ but my next car will be a NIssan Sentra only because im moving up lol or maybe i will stay with the Versa......

By Christopher

on Mar/17/16 02:57 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


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Versa S 5 speed manual Good point a to b car

Wish the base S model had more comfortable seats, folding rear seats, soft to the touch interior & SIRUS/XM radio but it does offer lots of cabin and trunk room. New it can be purchased for just under $10,000. Almost 20K miles and I'm getting a calulates 36.5 on the highway and low 30's in the city. Its been a good car so far.

By Judith Casey

on Mar/18/16 06:49 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


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The Versa is verstile!

We have only had the car a very short while so the repair frequency does not apply. Hudson Nissan was a friendly dealership that was so easy to deal with. Our sales person (Conner Stickley) was awesome. Conner helped set up the Bluetooth connection and made sure it was working properly. He explained everything quite clearly and was very knowledgeable about the Nissan products. Everything about this car is comfortable and stylish. I was amazed at the amount of interior space (including the trunk) and technology packed into this car that was so valued priced. The fuel economy of the Versa is very nice and will help keep our costs down.

By DudeBaker

on Apr/22/16 06:01 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


Build Quality
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Not What You Drive, But How You Drive It

If you are considering purchasing a bottom of the barrel Versa S, then you probably care about precisely three things: Economy, practicality, and reliability. That's great, because the Versa has those bases covered. But you should also know that this clumsy little gas-miser can also be an incredibly fun and engaging drive. I own and daily drive a 2015 Versa S with a five-speed manual, and it has quickly become one of the most fun cars I have ever owned - and I've owned a lot of cars.
I absolutely love tossing this car through the corners, driving directly over every bump in the road, and taking all five gears up to an raucous 5000 RPM. The claimed 109 horses take a very heavy foot to reel in. The interior panels rattle and creak in protest of every bump. The front suspension compresses far too much during hard cornering. Understeer is standard. The back-end seemingly drags on the ground behind you. Yes, I drive this car hard. Very hard. It roars, it rattles, it thumps and clunks, and I love every second of it.
While I'm having fun, I'm also enjoying fantastic economy and mostly worry-free ownership. Mixed driving brings me 37 mpg average and just one visit to the pump per week. Oil and air filters are so cheap that I replace both every 3000 miles. There are no fancy electronic parts to fail, no expensive interior surfaces to worry over, no fancy paint job to polish and protect, no shiny alloys to dodge potholes for. My Versa is so cheap, in fact, that it came with rust pre-embedded in paint. Yes, my brand new car is already rusty. BUT - I just don't care. I bought this car to get from A to B, not to worry about. Even with the rust and cheap build quality, I like the way the Versa sedan looks. When it's cleaned up, it looks kind of sophisticated, grown up, mature.
Contrary to what the price may tell you, the Versa is not for everyone. If you're looking for a smooth, quiet ride, don't buy a Versa. If you're looking for state of the art electronics, don't buy a Versa. If you want high tech engine management, disc brakes at all four corners, fully independent suspension... Don't buy a Versa. If you own a track car, the Versa is a perfect daily beater for you. If the best car you've ever owned as and E30, the Versa is a perfect daily beater for you. If you don't want to worry about locking your doors ever again, the Versa is a perfect daily beater for you. If you're anything like me, then buying a Versa for you commute will make you very happy.

By Dave The Rave

on Jun/25/16 11:10 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


Build Quality
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Totally Awesome Car

I bought this for my daughter, whose used car was on its last legs. I am very happy with our Versa S 5 speed manual. Attention Tall drivers: I am 6' 6" and I fit comfortably with plenty of head and leg room in the front seats. Rear seating has less headroom, but plenty of leg room. The seats are comfortable with lumbar support even on my base model. I do not feel like I am in a subcompact when in this car. It feels roomy. The AC is nice and cold and instrumentation is easy to see and use. What makes this car special, though, is how much fun it is to drive. We have the zippy 5 speed manual. I really had forgotten how much fun it is to drive a stick, and the versa puts a smile on my face. The gearing seems well spaced with just enough growl to enjoy. Braking is good and solid, and the handbrake is easily used to prevent rollback. The only drawback for me is that there is only one keyhole, on the driver's door, which I will hope stays functional. Having replaced power window mechanisms and keys with chips in other cars, I am happy with the crank windows and standard keys ( get a copy at Home Depot) that will keep my money in my pocket. Overall, for the price, an excellent value and a fun car to drive. Update: The above review was for my daughter's car, but 3 months later my own car died. Because I continue to be impressed by this car, I went and got a Versa S 5-Speed Manual for myself. I love zipping around in this car. It is fun, roomy and comfortable. BTW the Bluetooth Phone system is excellent. Callers can't tell I'm talking hands-free and I can devote my attention to shifting. I am very happy with my decision to buy two of these - for what I had previously paid for one car.

By Frank

on Jun/05/16 05:55 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Versa


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Excellent for the money

The good: Great price, I paid under $10,500 out the door (tax, license, etc not included). I paid more for a 1991 Civic LX in 1990. That Civic had electric door locks and power windows, but no ABS or airbags.

I like the ride. I wouldn't call it plush, but certainly comfortable for a small car. I find the car fairly quiet ... I don't have problem with using the phone when driving at highway speed.

The 5MT and engine provide acceptable power ... I don't notice the problem going up hills the professional reviews have commented on. The big mile-long hill near me I go up in 5th without losing speed although I do have to hit the gas. Gas mileage is excellent ... getting close to 40 in mixed driving.

The manual transmission and clutch are really smooth and easy to use. Long throw, but the clutch engagement is really light. Easy to drive.

I like the steering ... it is quite strongly assisted, but it is easy to turn the wheel. I can see how some prefer more feel, but this doesn't bother me.

The trunk is huge. There is a donut spare, but it looks like there is room for a full size spare. There wasn't in my 1991 Civic ... I did buy the full sized spare for that car but it didn't fit in the well. For this Versa, a full size spare would definitely fit.

Hands free phone works great; connection with my android was painless. With the aux in and a $5 lighter-USB adapter, I play music on my phone no problem. I haven't used my CDs since ripping them, but now they have a use.

The styling of this car is nice. Expert reviews bitching about a lack of soft touch plastic inside are a laugh. Who said soft touch plastic is the best? I can guarantee you the hard plastic used in the Versa S is more durable than "soft" thin skin plastic over polyurethane ... and what are the reviewers doing touching the plastic inside anyhow? Shouldn't they also note the taste of this plastic isn't as good as much more expensive cars too?

There is a remote trunk release inside the cabin ... some reviews say there is not.

Car comes standard with nice Continental tires.

The FM radio reception is quite good; controls on the steering wheel are convenient.

The bad: The display (mileage, miles left in the tank, trip, etc) could be better ... you have to choose displays so I can't see trip and total miles or miles per tank on the same display. There is a tachometer, but only idiot lights for everything else.

Not much adjustment for the seat, but it does fit me quite well. The steering wheel does adjust up and down.

The rear seat backs don't fold down on this model.

Rear brakes are drum.

Storage is limited. Although the glove compartment is huge (non locking), other than this, cup holders in middle and on doors, and a small slot between seats that is too small for my Nexus 6P, there is no storage. A space for quarters or storage of little things would have been nice.

The ugly: No automatic door locks takes some getting used to. The locks are a bit more difficult to actuate than they should be. Only one door lock on the driver side ... lets hope it never goes bad. OTOH, I just leave the car doors open with nothing of value inside. Most thieves don't look at the cheapest new car sold in America thinking there must be a lot of valuables inside.

Other than that, not much else I can bitch about. There is an amazing amount of space for the rear passengers.

Comments on the car ratings from professional reviews. I look at several sites that provide professional reviews and see this car at or near the bottom. I wanted an inexpensive commuter car with good gas mileage, hands free phone, the ability to play music on my phone, and this car fits the bill nicely. It has hard plastic inside ... oh boo hoo. If this is what you have to complain about, things are looking pretty good. Remember, we bought this car for under $10,500. Yea, the cars costing $2K or more have more features ... duh. The only car coming anywhere close in cost rides like a Russian troop truck loaded up for the Ukrainian invasion.


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2016 Nissan Versa Problems Report:


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  • 2016 Nissan Versa Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Nissan Versa Top 10 Problems
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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    102.4 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    175.4 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    59.6 Inches


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    41.8 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    51.7 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    37.0 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    51.9 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    14.9 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    MANUAL
  • Final Drive Ratio
    4.07 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    front wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Front
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Semi-independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Integrated Stabilizer Bar


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    185
  • Rear Tire Profile
    65



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    4
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power


Interior

Interior Features

  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Single
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Yes


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    1.6L Inline4
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    semi-independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    10.8 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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Vehicle Performance

Note SR Hatchback / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    10.3 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    17.7 sec @ 78.7 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

Note SR Hatchback / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    9.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    17.6 sec @ 80 mph
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    Car and Driver

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $6,387
  • Private Seller Price
    $7,959
  • Dealer Price
    $9,145
  • Original MSRP
    $11,990


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2016 Nissan Versa JD Power

  • Among the best

  • Better than most

  • About average

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INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

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2016 Nissan Versa Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    27 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    36 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
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2016 Nissan Versa Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / Unlimited miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years

2016 Nissan Versa Key Factors

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Pros

  • Roomy interior with an adult-friendly backseat
  • Large trunk
  • High fuel economy with CVT.
  • Comfortable ride
  • Low base price

Cons

  • Bland performance and driving dynamics
  • Noisy engine
  • No telescoping steering wheel.


2016 Nissan Versa True Cost Of Ownership

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The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,318$1,364 $1,412$1,461 $1,512$7,067
Maintenance$313$520 $388$947 $1,298$3,466
Repairs$0$0 $111$269 $393$773
Taxes & Fees$1,126$99 $92$86 $81$1,484
Financing$350$278 $202$125 $45$1,000
Depreciation$1,815$1,056 $929$823 $739$5,362
Fuel$1,505$1,550 $1,597$1,645 $1,694$7,991
True Cost To Own ®$6,427$4,867 $4,731$5,356 $5,762$27,143

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Nissan Versa NHTSA Service Bulletins

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Date Complaint Filed: 11/02/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 nissan versa. while driving 25 mph, the contact crashed into a vehicle that ran through a red light. the air bags failed to deploy. there were no injuries and a police report was filed. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the contact stated that the vehicle would be towed at a later date by the insurance company. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 3,649.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/27/2016

Component(s): TIRES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 nissan versa equipped with bridgestone, tire line: ecopia, and tire size: 195/55r16. the contact stated that while inspecting the vehicle, he discovered that there was a bubble on the side wall of the front driver side tire. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the tire needed to be replaced. the tire was replaced. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the failure and mileage of the tire and the vehicle was 3,069. the vin was not available.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/28/2016

Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Acceleration delay with my recently purchased 2016 nissan versa note. particularly dangerous when making a left turn in front of oncoming traffic as the initial pressing of the accelerator pedal has a delayed response, sometimes for 3 seconds or more. to compensate for the delay i press heavy on the pedal resulting in a sudden surge when it finally kicks in. i took it in for repair and was told by the nissan dealership there was nothing wrong. the problem continues to present a danger when driving.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/05/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owned a 2016 nissan versa. while driving approximately 30 mph, the brakes failed when the pedal was depressed. as a result, the contact's vehicle crashed head on into another vehicle. a police report was filed. the contact was injured and transported to the emergency room by ambulance. the air bags deployed. the vehicle was destroyed and towed. the manufacturer was notified. the vin was unknown. the approximate failure mileage was 1,700.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/08/2016

Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I rented a nissan versa and was driving at dusk. i didn't realize that i had not turned on the driving lights until it was quite dark. the problem is that when the lights are off, the interior lights look like you would expect with the lights on... i.e., the interior is fully lit up. the driving instruments are lit up. everything looks normal for nighttime driving.... except that when i pulled over, i see that the exterior has no lights on whatsoever. to be clear, the lights were working fine. if you turn them on, they come on. but it's very dangerous that the car somehow always has the interior lighted, or perhaps it happens with a light sensor, leading you to not realize you have not turned on the exterior lights.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/03/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | WHEELS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Driving on a two lane road heard a pop, car sudden pull right front end hitting a ditch on the side of road front end sliding down in the ditch coming to a stop in a vertical position. the air bag didn't deploy.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/31/2016

Component(s): STEERING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I recently purchased a 2016 nissan versa and when i drive it, it veers to the left which is a matter of safety for my family.. took it in to service dept and they did an alignment but it is still happening...i am re-thinking my decision about this car because i refused to drive a unsafe vehicle.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/13/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Nissan versa, always had issues with gas gauge fluctuating. igauge read 79 miles in driveway, i pulled out of driveway into main road and went about 25 feet, has gauge started flashing. told grandson i had to go to gas station before taking him to school. we drove about 1/4 mile and heard pop under hood, car jerked really hard to right. i had no control and hit mail box, car kept moving forward along ditch. finally come to stop with windshield busted and front bumper and undercarriage badley damaged. air bags didn't deploy, police were called and car was towed.






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Brake Pedal Is Extremely Hard 12-May-2017
Is There A Problem With Versa Not Starting After Long Drive 13-May-2017
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Hard Starting 14-May-2017
My Doors Lock When The Key Is In The Ignition 15-May-2017
Is There Anything To Help The Versa's Stability From Winds And Highway Speed 16-May-2017
My Car It's Making A Metal Fan Noise. Almost Like Rattling Besides The Normal Sound? 17-May-2017
Where Their Any Complains As To The 2016 Nissan Versa Note PAINT Color Called METALLIC Peacock? 19-May-2017
Erratic-shifting 20-May-2017
Last Night A Family Friend Put Shell Gas In My 2016 Nissan Versa Note.I Suspect He In Error Put Diesal Gas Instead Of Unleaded.It Was A,simple Mistake And In Fact My Fault Due To Me Not Paying Attention.Afrer Putting Gas I Proceeded To Drive Home 1 Short Block Home.Car Ran As Usual And No Problems.Upon Waking Up This Morning, I Had An Uber Call And Proceeded To Drive 2-3 Long Blocks To Pick Up Rider. When I Got To Destination On 3rd Block Or So,my Car Started To Feel As Though It Was Missing,then Instantly Stalled In Street.My Car Runs Very Well And I Have Only Had It No More Then 7 Months.It Has Never Given Me Any Problems.I Went To Nissan Forums And Read Of A Few Others Who Mistakenly Put Diesal Gas As Well.It States Very Similar Systems As Mine.I Used To Work For Nissan And Was Able To Contect My Former Manager To Ask Him Advise.Being That He Is An Export On All Nissan Vehicles And Owns A Nissan As Well L,he Was Able To Determine Most Likely The Gas Was Wrong.It Did Smoke A Bit When Stalled And Able To Start For Few.It Was Not White Smoke And It Was Very Brief.He Informed Me To Take To An Expert Mechanic In Order To Have Fuel Drained Before Putting The Proper Gas Made For My Car.Is This Expensive,also Could Driving A Short Distance Cause Extensive Problems To Engine? Please Help Me,as I Am Very Stressed Out!! 21-May-2017
Transmission-shifts-eradic 22-May-2017
Standard Transmission Isn't Wanting To Change Gears 22-May-2017






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2016 Nissan Versa Review

From Edmunds.com

The 2016 Nissan Versa economy sedan has one of the lowest base prices in the business, but are there other reasons to consider it? In fact, the 2016 Versa's roomy backseat sets it apart from typical subcompact sedans. Otherwise, expect solid fuel economy from the 2016 Nissan Versa, but not much in the way of frills or refinement.

The 2016 Nissan Versa is a subcompact sedan that's famous for its bargain-basement starting price. But did you know that the Versa also offers one of the roomiest rear seats in its segment? That makes this economy sedan a natural choice for buyers who anticipate hitting the road with a full load of passengers. What's more, a remarkably spacious trunk means none of them needs to worry about packing light.

The 2016 Nissan Versa's inoffensive styling is representative of how it drives.

Here's the thing, though: The list of standard equipment for entry-level Versa models is quite modest. And once you move to the upper trim levels with their more generous feature sets, you'll find that most of the Versa's initial price advantage has been negated. As such, this Nissan may make sense if all you need is a sensible, spacious car on the cheap. But if you're expecting much in the way of modern amenities, you might be in for a bit of sticker shock from less value-oriented Versa trims.

Drive the Nissan Versa sedan back to back with competitors like the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic, 2016 Ford Fiesta and the new 2016 Scion iA and you'll find that its handling feels lackluster by comparison. The 2016 Hyundai Accent and 2016 Kia Rio also offer zestier acceleration, and all of the above provide more style inside and out. But if "roomy" and "inexpensive" are priorities for your next subcompact sedan, the 2016 Nissan Versa remains a worthy option.

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2016 Nissan Versa Problems Report:


  • 2016 Nissan Versa Top 10 Complaints
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  • 2016 Nissan Versa Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Nissan Versa Reviews
  • 2016 Nissan Versa Defects

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