2014 Nissan Versa Note Test Drive & Compact Car Video Review

What’s the difference between the Nissan Versa sedan and the Nissan Versa Note 5-door hatchback? Chris Wardlaw got ahold of a 2014 model of the Nissan Versa Note for this Autobytel video test drive and overview of the Nissan Versa Note. The 2014 Nissan Versa Note is a budget compact car with a low cost of entry and spartan furnishings, with a price that begins to climb steeply as optional equipment and accessories are added. Nissan took care to help the Versa Note stand out from its competition in the crowded and competitive subcompact and compact car classes, with a palette of eight exterior colors accentuated by sharp body lines and lighting designs derived from some of Nissan’s sportier and more upscale models. Just 109 horsepower is produced from the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is estimated for decent fuel economy of 35 miles per gallon. However, on Chris Wardlaw’s test drive, real world results fell short of that mark. Though the 2014 Versa Note provides great cargo space, taking advantage of its carrying capacity results in a serious decline in the car’s already modest performance. While the 2014 Nissan Versa Note might be a decent car for city drivers and short commutes, our Autobytel testers found that driver and passenger comfort tend to wane over the course of a long trip. Plenty more detail is described in this Autobytel video review.