At one time, subcompact vehicles were considered penalty boxes. Sure, they could deliver excellent fuel economy, but they also had poor interior space, noisy engines, and a miserly list of standard equipment. But in light of increasing fuel prices, automakers have been stepping up their game in the subcompact class. With better interiors, new engine technologies, and a better list of standard equipment, this isn't your father's subcompact.
Case in point: the 2015 Nissan Versa.