With highlights such as a high fuel economy, adult-friendly backseat, spacious interior, a low base price, a large trunk, and a comfortable ride quality the new 2017 Nissan Versa is certainly a standout in its segment. However, you will find its alternatives better choices when it comes to driver engagement and personality. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
One of the most defining attribute of Versa models are their rock-bottom starting price. And the same is true for the new 2017 Nissan Versa. It is a subcompact sedan vehicle that offers plenty of value and an inoffensive styling in addition to the mentioned strengths. Are you looking for ample space? The new model is one such vehicle that you’ll probably want if you have a huge chunk of people in need of hauling around. Further aback, the trunk is also voluptuous and none of your passengers need worry about their luggage.
Here is the thing, though: its price advantage remains competitive as long as you haven’t moved up the food chain. The base model is quite most in terms of the technology features it offers, but for those looking for more fun would be better off opting for the better equipped models up the trim model. The premium trims offer lots of bells and whistles but the price advantage is lost, and you’ll probably end up paying more just as you’d have if you’d have opted for its pricey rivals.
Therefore, the Versa makes sense if what you’re looking for is a basic vehicle that offers lots of utility. Notable cons to owning a Versa include a noisy engine, a bland performance and driving dynamics, and the interior refinement lacks a premium feel. That’s said, you should probably consider what its competition offers. They include the Hyundai Accent, Scion iA, Ford Fiesta, and the zestier Kia Rio.
Trims Available – 2017 Nissan Versa
Four trims – S, S Plus, SL, and SV – are offered for the 2017 Nissan Versa sedan. The Versa Note review is handled separately.
Exterior Changes & 2017 Nissan Versa Interior Redesign
The entry-level Versa 1.6 S trim model comes standard with a four-speaker sound system, a trip computer, body-color power mirrors, an auxiliary audio jack, steering wheel audio controls, manual locks and windows, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, 15” steel wheels, and a CD player.
Tacking on a rear spoiler, a CVT, and cruise control is the Versa S Plus trim model.
The Versa SV trim model upgrades you with an upgraded instrumentation, power locks and windows, remote keyless entry, map lights, USB port, a rear folding 60/40-split seats, upgraded upholstery and interior trim, a height-adjustable driver seat, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.
Options available for the SV trim model include Bluetooth streaming audio, foglights, 15” alloy wheels, a 5.8” touchscreen display, chrome exterior trim, a hands-free text messaging, voice-controlled navigation, a rearview camera, and smartphone app integration.
The top-of-the-line 2017 Nissan Versa SL trim model gets side mirrors with integrated turn signals, 16” alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather upholstery, and keyless entry and ignition.
Spy photos we’ve managed to capture indicate we should expect exterior colors such as Gun Metallic, Fresh Powder, Brilliant Silver, Graphite Blue, and Super Black. More surprises should be expected on its release date.
2017 Nissan Versa Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Motivation for the 2017 Nissan Versa is offered by a 1.6L four-cylinder engine rated at 109 hp and 107 lbs. ft. of torque. The base Versa trim model is offered with a standard five-speed manual transmission system. You can also opt for the selective four-speed. The rest of the trim models are offered with a standard Continuous Variable Transmission system.
When it comes to fuel economy, EPA says those with a four-speed automatic should return 26/35/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 27/36/30 mpg with the five-speed manual models. The CVT models should be expected to return 31/40/35 mpg.
Zipping from 0-60 mph with the CVT-equipped models should take up to 10 seconds.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 6.4 in. (102.4 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 7.4 in. (175.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 6.7 in. (66.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 90.2 ft³
Cargo volume: 14.9 ft³
Curb weight: 2,363 lbs.
Top Speed: 110 mph
0-60: 9.4-9.9 sec
MPG: 27/36 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Silver, Fresh Powder, Graphite Blue, Gun Metallic, Super Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Nissan Versa Release Date & Price
The new 2017 Nissan Versa price should be expected to start from a bargain MSRP of around $11,900. When will it be available? Expect it in the first half of 2017, at least according to recent online news.
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