The fact that the MSRP of the 2014 Nissan Versa Sedan remains unchanged for the new model year—at an industry-low $11,990—might have satisfied some folks, but not those actually working at Nissan. The latter group managed to add a few details to the car without adding to the price, introducing a standard tachometer, low-rolling-resistance tires and chrome cabin accents for the entry-level 2014 Nissan Versa Sedan S model, which also benefits from a suspension and steering re-tune deployed across the Versa Sedan family.
And remember, the 2014 Nissan Versa Sedan also comes standard with air conditioning and an AM/FM/CD/AUX audio system, so it remains a practical choice right out of the box, especially since it’s backed by a competitively efficient powertrain. The starter model relies on a five-speed manual transmission paired to a 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder engine that also serves up 107 lb.-ft. of torque and EPA ratings of 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway/39 mpg combined.
As far as how much of a pricing advantage the car delivers, here’s how the 2014 Nissan Versa Sedan matches up against its current crop of rivals:
2013 Hyundai Accent Sedan—$14,545
2013 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan—$14,185
2014 Ford Fiesta Sedan—$14,000
2013 Kia Rio Sedan—$13,600
2014 Nissan Versa Sedan—$11,990
Remember, Honda, Toyota, and the Chrysler Group don’t offer a subcompact sedan for U.S. customers. On the other hand, Nissan does continue to offer the Versa in both four- and five-door configurations, with the latter spot held down by the 2014 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback.
There are further adjustments to the 2014 Nissan Versa Sedan as well …