Nissan continues to impress with their Versa subcompact sedan. Starting at $13,255, this affordable four-door subcompact is roomy, comfortable, and larger than many of its rivals. The 2019 Nissan Versa is offered to consumers in three trim levels, is fuel efficient, and impressively well equipped (even in base configuration) for its class. It’s still considered the lowest priced new car in the US, but the Versa delivers exceptional value for owners looking for a reliable daily-driver.
What's New for 2019
The Nissan Versa Sedan received a fresh upgrade in mid-2018, which added a standard rearview camera, and an improved seven-inch infotainment display screen with Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, and USB connectivity.
Choosing Your Nissan Versa
The 2019 Nissan Versa arrives at dealerships in three available trims: the base S, S Plus, and SV. While it’s marketed as a five-passenger sedan, it would be more accurate to state that only four would fit comfortably. The Versa features 37 inches of leg room and 14.9-cubic feet of cargo space, which expands when you fold down the 60/40-split folding rear seats (available with the SV). The Nissan Versa is also available as a five-door hatchback called the Versa Note, but we cover that model separately.
Each Versa receives its power via a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 109 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque. The S has a five-speed manual transmission as standard, while the other models get a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Versa returns an EPA-estimated 27 miles per gallon city, 36 mpg highway, and 30 combined with the manual transmission, or 31/39/34 mpg (city/highway/combined) with the CVT.
The 2019 Nissan Versa is an exceptional daily-driver, especially for those looking to drive for Lyft, Uber, or other ride-sharing or local delivery companies. For the money, the SV is probably the best buy, offering consumers power locks and windows, air conditioning, and the 60/40-split rear seating, which significantly improves the storage room.