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What you must know before buying the Nissan Versa

Kimberly Smith
Automotive Editor - November 7, 2020
  • 2020 Versa redesign adds advanced safety features
  • Rebates: Up to $1,000 in incentives
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months
  • Lease: No special offers this month, which is common

New design:

The 2020 Versa has been redesigned to look more like an Altima, and it features advanced safety features like standard automatic emergency braking. However, with these changes comes a higher price tag that makes it no longer the cheapest new car in America. In addition, the Versa Note has been discontinued for this new model year.

Current offers are regional (our examples are based on a Los Angeles location) and available through November 30, 2020. We may see more incentives added in time for Black Friday, but there's no guarantee.

Extra credit:

Nissan is offering a $1,000 rebate this month on all versions of the 2020 Versa.

Interest-free financing:

Promotional financing rates start at a low 0% APR for 36 months, or 1.9% APR for 60 months.

No lease special:

Nissan still hasn't reintroduced promotional lease rates on this vehicle. For reference, the rare lease special offered over last year's winter holidays was for the 2020 Versa SV, and it started at $219 per month for 36 months with $3,199 due at signing (12,000 miles per year). This was not a good value at all in relation to this vehicle’s MSRP.

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2021 Nissan Versa: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor

Model Preview

The Nissan Versa may have lost the crown for the cheapest car in the U.S. last year with its 2020 redesign, but it easily became a legit competitor for best-looking gateway model. With its redesign still fresh, the 2021 Nissan Versa will hit showrooms with no significant changes.

Visually, the redesigned Nissan Versa is nothing short of stunning for its class with its sloping hood, bold V-motion grille, sweptback headlights, sharp body creases, and floating roof design. While it may still be simple in its lowest trim level, moving up the ladder to the midrange and higher grades adds some style with alloy wheels and other upgrades.

Inside, this subcompact sedan’s redesign brought in a sharper look with its new dash design, flat-bottom steering wheel, available contrasting leatherette accents, accent stitching, and a standard 7-inch touchscreen. Moving into higher trim levels takes the simple Versa and dresses it up with upgraded cloth seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-speaker audio system, keyless ignition, and more.

2020 Nissan Versa

Under the hood, the 2021 Nissan Versa keeps its 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 122 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 114 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. This engine will continue to pair with a standard five-speed manual gearbox or an optional Xtronic continuously variable transmission.

Neither the IIHS nor the NHTSA has tested the new-generation Versa for safety, so stay tuned for official ratings. With automatic emergency braking standard across the board, the new-generation Versa is setting itself up for high ratings, but we’ll have to wait on its crash tests to see where it lands. Buyers who want the added safety of having blind-spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alert can get this standard in the SV and higher trims with Nissan's Safety Shield 360.

Pricing & Release Date

In past years, the Versa has gone on sale in the summer. However, we've seen a delay for the 2021 Versa and expect it to be arriving at dealerships soon.

Nissan has announced that pricing will range from $15,855 to $19,265 (including destination fees).

This entry-level sedan will compete with the Chevy Sonic, Hyundai Accent, and Toyota Yaris.

Learn more about the current Versa on sale now »

Pictured: 2020 Versa

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