The 2022 Nissan Versa sedan continues as the brand's most affordable vehicle without change. The Versa underwent a redesign in 2020 that dramatically improved features and styling.
Choosing your Nissan Versa
The 2022 Versa comes in three trims levels: S, SV, and SR. Pricing starts at $16,205 including destination and tops out at $19,615 for the SR. At this price, the Versa is one of the cheapest new cars in the U.S. It's positioned below the Nissan Sentra with about a $3,000 difference in MSRP for a similarly-equipped car.
Every 2022 Versa is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 122 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque.
The S model starts with a five-speed manual transmission, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is available for $1,670. The CVT is standard on the SV and SR.
The CVT helps the Versa achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 32 miles per gallon city, 40 mpg highway, and 35 combined. With the manual, ratings drop to 27/35/30 mpg (city/highway/combined). As a result, the CVT may be a smarter choice if fuel efficiency is important to you.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The rear passenger room is impressive for a vehicle this size. The Versa can carry five adults in relative comfort. Trunk volume is above average at 14.7 cubic feet, and models equipped with the CVT have a split-folding rear seat.
The Versa S comes with front and rear automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams. Given the Versa's low MSRP, this makes the car an outstanding value if you're looking for driver assistance features at a low price.
Stepping up to the SV or SR brings a driver alertness monitor and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Adaptive cruise control is available on the SR only as part of the $400 Convenience Package.
The standard infotainment system offers a seven-inch touchscreen, four speakers, and three USB ports. The SV and SR also carry satellite radio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The SR gains two speakers for a total of six.
Because the Versa competes in the lowest price class, features like navigation and wireless charging aren't offered.
The S offers basics like cloth seats, automatic headlights, push-button start, and power windows and locks. The S rides on 15-inch steel wheels with full covers.
The CVT is standard on the SV, along with premium cloth upholstery, body-color heated side mirrors with turn signals, body-color door handles, and 16-inch alloy wheels.
The SR picks up remote start, LED front lighting, and 17-inch wheels. The sport-cloth interior features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The $400 Convenience Package adds adaptive cruise control, heated front seats, and adaptive cruise control.
The 2022 Nissan Versa offers efficiency to match its value pricing when equipped with CVT, so we recommend starting with at least the SV, where the CVT and more are standard. The SR may cost the most, but it's also the most car for the money, especially with the Convenience Package.