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 …
2014 Nissan Versa Sedan: Updates
The automaker’s commitment to ratcheting up the content levels also extends to the 2014 Nissan Versa Sedan SL and SV grades. The former adds standard 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels wrapped in 195/55R16 tires, along with a 4.3-inch LCD audio display, upgraded seat cushions, high-gloss black B-pillar accents, and SiriusXM capability (albeit with subscription sold separately). Owners can then upgrade the SL model even further, with a Tech Package that bundles:
- A Rearview Monitor
- NissanConnect with Navigation and 5.8-inch color touchscreen
- Voice-control technology
- NavTraffic and NavWeather (again, with subscriptions sold separately)
- Google-power point-of-interest search
- Bluetooth for streaming audio
- Pandora radio capability
- Nissan’s “Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant”
Then, the 2014 Nissan Versa Sedan SV debuts standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats and key-fob trunk release, with an enhanced Convenience Package featuring:
- 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
- Tricot headliner fabric
- Bluetooth hands-free phone technology
- Upgraded audio, with MP3 port, auxiliary jack, RDS functionality and steering-wheel-mounted controls
- Map light
- Front-passenger vanity mirror
The 2014 Nissan Versa Sedan is on sale now.