The Nissan Versa is one of the few subcompact sedans on sale. Nissan introduced a fully redesigned model in 2020 for the sedan’s third generation. Without a lot of competition and the Versa still feeling new in the class, we don’t expect to see the vehicle arrive with any changes for the upcoming model. The 2023 Nissan Versa should arrive as a carryover model with a refresh expected in the second half of 2023.
As a carryover model, the 2023 Versa is expected to share the same exterior design as the current sedan that’s on sale. The current Versa has a shapely design with a stylish front end that wears Nissan’s V-shaped grille, swept-back headlights, and a slim air intake opening. With a blacked-out C-pillar, the Versa has a floating roof design that matches Nissan’s larger sedans. The rear end is more conservative with simple lines and pointy taillights.
On the inside, the current Versa has a curvy design with a dashboard that follows the shape of a V, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and circular air vents. The Versa’s infotainment system is embedded into the dashboard and has simple physical controls, while the switches for the HVAC system are located toward the bottom of the center console. The 2023 Nissan Versa’s interior design should remain similar to the current model’s.
Nissan isn’t expected to make any changes to Versa’s list of tech features for 2023. The current subcompact sedan comes standard with a seven-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, a USB port, and four audio speakers. Available features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and six audio speakers.
Under the hood, the current Versa comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 122 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. The Versa is equipped with a five-speed manual transmission as standard and is available with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard for the Versa.
In the subcompact segment, the Versa is one of the few vehicles to be available with a suite of advanced safety features. The Versa comes standard with automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and pedestrian detection. Available safety features include rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and a driver drowsiness monitor. These features are expected to be available for the 2023 Versa.