If you’re a budget-minded car shopper, the 2016 Nissan Versa deserves to be on your radar. Not only is it one of the most affordable new cars on the market, but it has a roomy backseat and a spacious trunk.
The 2016 Nissan Versa is a subcompact sedan that seats five. The Versa is powered by a four-cylinder engine and is offered with three transmission choices. Four trims are available: S, S Plus, SV and SL.
For 2016, the Versa adds body-colored exterior mirrors as a standard feature across the model line. The base model ushers in additional audio speakers, and the SL adds a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel. Finally, Nissan introduces Cayenne Red and Gun Metallic as new exterior color choices.
The aerodynamic exterior of the 2016 Versa is highlighted by a standard chrome-plated grille, large halogen headlamps and a rounded roofline. The Versa’s standard body-colored power-adjustable side mirrors are visible in profile, and a centrally located high-mount stop light is seen from the back.
Fifteen-inch steel wheels are standard, while 15- and 16-inch alloy wheels are available for SV and SL trims. Upper trim models additionally offer foglights, chrome door handles and a rear spoiler. The range-topping Versa SL provides exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals.
The 2016 Versa makes the most of its subcompact footprint, and it provides with more rear-seat legroom than rival sedans such as the Ford Fiesta. The cabin has a basic look and feel, but it’s a spacious and comfortable place to spend your time. The Versa provides 14.9 cubic feet of trunk capacity, and that’s a generous figure for the segment. The trunk’s roominess can be expanded in the SV and SL thanks to standard 60/40-split folding rear seats.
The Versa comes standard with a four-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, manual windows and manual door locks, air conditioning and a tilt-adjustable steering column. Higher trims can be upgraded with power amenities, a driver’s seat armrest, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, premium cloth seating surfaces and a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat.
The Versa is available with one engine, and it may be equipped with a five-speed manual, a four-speed automatic or a continuously variable transmission. This little sedan was designed more for fuel efficiency than for out-and-out performance, and that’s reflected in the specs for its 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine. It delivers 109 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque, along with EPA ratings of 27/36 mpg city/highway with a standard five-speed manual transmission. Ratings with the available four-speed automatic are 26/35 mpg, and the Versa achieves a very impressive 31/39 mpg when equipped with an optional continuously variable transmission.
The Versa’s technology content is right in line with its value positioning. Base models are equipped with a four-speaker CD audio system, auxiliary jack and Bluetooth for hands-free calling. Available upgrades include satellite radio, iPod-compatible USB port, a 5.8-inch touch screen, navigation, a rearview camera, Bluetooth streaming audio, smartphone apps integration for iPhone and Android, a text-messaging assistant and voice recognition for audio and navigation.
Good, well performing little car. Great on had, though
"Good well performing car. Great on gas but it could really use a larger had tank. At about 10 gallons, you can't get very far. I find I fill up about every 5 days, but do go about 350 miles. The on-board system can show you average mpg and at 34-39, city and highway combined, it does well. "
The rear seat doesn't fold down, and the cloth used should certainly have been upgraded
Sleek and sexy with gracefully flowing lines
Great handling and turn radius. It would fly with a bigger engine.
Way to get in and roomy, but with no automatic locks, it is inconvenient that only the driver's door has a key.
"It has been a nice car all around. Drives nice, has enough power when you want to pass another vehicle. Gets good gas mileage (35-40 mpg). Wish it had electric windows and locks. Also heated mirrors. Other than that it has been a good car to have."
Would like to have electric windows and locks. Also driver side electric seat.
Would like heated mirrors.
Plenty of power for a 1.6 liter engine.
Gets between thirty-five and forty miles per gallon. Depends where I'm going, city or country driving.
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No Accidents or Damage Reports
2016 Nissan Versa Pricing
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new.
The price range for the 2016 Nissan Versa is $6,998 - $14,995.
The average selling price is $10,210.
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$11,990 - $17,140
This is the price range for the 2016 Nissan Versa based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$6,998 - $14,995
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