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2022 Nissan Versa

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3 (Good)

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2022 1.6 S 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $15,580
2022 1.6 SV 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $18,390
2022 1.6 SR 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $18,990


What's New

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.

Engine Choices

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.

Nissan Versa

Safety Features

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.

Nissan Versa

2022 Nissan Versa S — MSRP From $16,205

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.

2022 Nissan Versa SV — MSRP From $19,015

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.

2022 Nissan Versa SR — MSRP From $19,615

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.

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CarsDirect Tip

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.

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Expert Review

  • Inexpensive starting price
  • Many standard and available features unusual in this class
  • Important safety features come on all trims
  • Spacious for a small car
  • Lacks practicality of small hatchbacks and small SUVs
  • Engine is underpowered, even for a subcompact
  • Base model is sparsely equipped
Expert Rating
3 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Value for money. The Nissan Versa may not be the bargain-basement car it was a decade ago, but it's all the better for it. Important equipment such as automatic emergency braking, high beam assist, and lane departure warning come on all models. And at $16,250 to start, it looks appealing and it's still one of the least-expensive new cars for sale today.

Even better-equipped, the mid-grade SV trim level with automatic transmission is barely more than $19,000 but includes 16-inch alloy wheels, blind-spot monitoring, upgraded upholstery, and features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity — all things that would be standard on larger compact sedans, but those would cost thousands more to start.

For only several dollars more than $20,000, however, the highest SR trim gets larger wheels and keyless entry and start, and can be optioned with heated front seats and automatic climate control. It's also rated at 35 mpg combined city/highway fuel economy by the EPA. Consumers looking for efficient transportation that doesn't break the bank, but also doesn't feel inexpensive, might find this model attractive.

Unexpected space. While Nissan sacrificed some of the interior room from the previous Versa sedan, it's still acceptable for this class, even spacious. But the cargo space is vast and at 15 cubic feet, it's better than some compact or even midsize sedans. It also comes with split-folding rear seats to expand that space.

And for four occupants and their luggage, there's a useful amount of space that the less-expensive Chevrolet Spark and Mitsubishi Mirage, two of the Versa's rivals. The Nissan doesn't have as much of the cramped feel that subcompact cars typically have, even if four adults might feel like they're sitting closer together than usual.

However, the rear seat is viable for children. And with Nissan's Rear Door Alert, which monitors whether there might be small children or pets accidentally left in the rear seat, the Versa could be a manageable vehicle for a young family on a budget.

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Looks good, at least on the surface. Outside and inside, the Versa looks more appealing and expensive than other small sedans such as the Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio. It offers upscale designs and comes in brighter colors than the typical white, gray, and black. And the Versa takes a lot of inspiration from the more expensive Nissan Sentra and Maxima sedans, which helps put it alongside better company.

The interior also attracts the eye with pleasing shapes and colors, but it doesn't take long to realize it isn't an expensive-feeling vehicle. Many of the touchpoints feel low rent, including the steering wheel, doors, and shifter. Even the upgraded seven-inch touchscreen on the SV and SR models is small by today's standards, and only the SR gets upholstery that brings the interior above rental-car-grade.

On top of that, the least-expensive S model comes with a five-speed manual as standard — when six speeds is the standard today. Adding an automatic adds nearly $1,700 to the price. The Versa is still a good value for a new car, and even among subcompact cars. But consider that the attractive price includes more practical features rather than comfort ones.

Final thoughts. When Nissan redesigned the Versa two years ago, it dropped the more practical Versa Note hatchback derivative. Considering subcompact cars are small, hatchback variants of them tend to be more attractive to buyers than sedans. And even though the Versa sedan has a relatively large trunk, it's never going to appeal to people who like to have an open space for a dog or some small furniture.

What Nissan did, however, is offer the Kicks small SUV. It shares a lot with the Versa, including its engine. It's even reasonably fuel-efficient for a slightly larger vehicle. But the least expensive Kicks costs more than the most expensive Versa. The Versa is very much a sedan in an SUV market.

And among subcompact cars, the hatchback roster has dwindled significantly in the last couple of years as models such as the Chevy Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, and Toyota Yaris are no longer offered. That means those customers looking for a small and inexpensive new vehicle are being pushed to more expensive SUVs.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 122 HP / 114 ft.lbs.
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: Xtronic 2-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
27 / 35 / 31 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 122 HP / 114 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
27 / 35 / 31 Mpg
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
10.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
14.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
89 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
177.0 "
Exterior Width
68.5 "
Exterior Height
57.3 "
Front Headroom
39.5 "
Rear Headroom
36.3 "
Front Legroom
44.5 "
Rear Legroom
31.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
53.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,599 Lbs.
Wheel Base
103 "
Turning Radius
17.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
15.0 " Steel
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Bench / 60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning (ldw) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Automatic Emergency Braking With Pedestrian Detection Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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