2018.5 Nissan Versa Gets More Features, Price Increase

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, Automotive Editor - May 8, 2018

Nissan has released specs for the 2018.5 Versa and the subcompact benefits from a few new features. Understandably, pricing for the new Versa has gone up, as well. For the new model year, the Versa now comes with a rearview camera and an upgraded audio system as part of its standard features.

The RearView Monitor, as Nissan calls it, and the new audio system that now comes with a seven-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, a four-speaker audio system, a USB connection, as well as an auxiliary port. The new features are now standard throughout the entire Versa lineup, which still consists of the S, S Plus, and SV.

Pricing for the Versa has slightly increased. The 2018.5 Versa S now starts at $13,195, including the $885 destination fee. That's a modest increase of $200 over the previous model that cost $12,995. The mid-level Versa S Plus trim also goes up in price by $200. The trim now costs $15,335 instead of $15,135. Lastly, the range-topping SV trim sees a price increase of $100. The SV trim is now priced at $16,825, while last year's model cost $16,725.

While the price of the Versa has gone up, the subcompact is worth the extra money and the wait. Now that rearview cameras are mandatory for new vehicles in the United States, that feature isn't that special. The updated infotainment system, though, is a noteworthy addition to the lineup.

, Automotive Editor

Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia, but now calls Detroit home. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new food, wrenching on his car, and watching movies.