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Pros: Fuel economy, and comfort
Cons: no abs brakes and power package on the standard model, I had to pay more to have these standard features which the competition has standard on there vechicals.
Advice: This is a great car for the low price. extremely comfortable!!!!INTERIOR: Surprisingly abundant interior passenger space (both front & rear) and comfort considering while the test drive there were three men in the back seats sitting comfortably, along with the availability of some amenities not offered by some of its stronger competitors. Cargo capacity & flexibility is quite good.
Pros: Combined Front & Rear passenger space & comfort, smooth CVT, decent cargo capacity
Cons: Need a light foot on the accelerator to keep RPMs low and achieve mileage that approaches the EPA estimates
Advice: If you're looking for a smaller (exterior dimensions) sized car that is good for more than 2 adults and/or for longer rides - this is a strong contender.INTERIOR: Surprisingly abundant interior passenger space (both front & rear) and comfort, along with the availability of some amenities not offered by some of its stronger competitors. Cargo capacity & flexibility is quite good, but some competitors like the Honda Fit are stronger here (although accompanied with some passenger related sacrifices). All controls are easy to access and seem logically placed (except for perhaps the outside mirrors adjustment controls). Compare interior passenger space to a Scion xB, the cargo capacity to the Honda Fit, and passenger amenities to a more expensive model (love the powered sunroof). Driver visibility is very good, with minimal blind spots. EXTERIOR: A fairly stylish (with Renault influence) compact sized hatchback that is outwardly somewhat larger than much of its competition, though still achieves a .31 drag coeficient. Looks like a shrunken Nissan Murango. The overall utility factor of the rear hatch access opening has been sacrificed a little in favor of styling. My only wish is that it would have had the front quarter panel side turn signal lights like it foreign market twin (the Tiida) and the Scions. PERFORMANCE: I have been able to get within 10% of the EPA estimated mileage for both City & Highway. That said, it required a light foot on the accelerator and the best highway mileage was achieved using the Cruise Control. The overall ride is quite smooth and quiet, handling is decent, and the acceleration and braking distances are adequate for this class of vehicle. I believe that the OEM Continental tires contribute to the ride comfort, and at least they don't detract from it. QUALITY: I consider the fit and finish of the Versa SL to be quite high. Body panels are aligned well and the doors shut with a solid feel to them. Interior materials (at least on the SL trim level) are quite good - period. When one considers that this is Nissan's entry level vehicle and/or compared to most of the competition - then I'd say it is Very Good to Excellent. Mechanically & electronically everything is functioning well so far (as one should expect) and I have not experienced any rattling or found any loose, damaged, or missing parts. Construction quality apprears to be fairly high. OVERALL: The Versa is 1) targeted as Nissan's entry level vehicle, 2) a compact sized sedan from the outside with the interior passenger space of a midsize car, 3) a fuel efficient/fairly high fuel economy car, and 4) a hatchback designed for abundant and flexible cargo handling. It satisfies #1 and #4, struggles most to achieve #3, and excels at #2.
Pros: Fuel economy
Cons: Revs high in 6th gear at 65mph
Advice: Try it. You'll love the great price for a great car. Rides like a bigger car.Purchased the Versa in July. Great ride, very comfortable, great features (intelligent key entry, 6 cd changer, blue tooth technology). Averaging 32 mpg combined highway and city driving.
Advice: is very economicmy versa is manual i love it cuz it has 6 gears and its very comftable to drive