2014 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV Automatic Sedan FWD 

  • $15k
  • 1.6L
  • 31 city 40 hwy
8.2 Out of 10
Add in its more European surfacing of the side sheetmetal, drawn-back grille, and neat taillamps, and it's a design that works well taken as individual details and cues.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
Unfortunately, the Versa isn't very enjoyable to drive—especially with the CVT and its sluggish responses, in addition to 11.5-second 0-60 mph times.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the Nissan Versa


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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Nissan Versa

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Versa 1.6 SV

Average MPG of Fuelly Users Owners report actual MPG based on their experience.

Versa 1.6 SV
32 MPG
X1 sDrive28i
24 MPG

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Reviews Word on the street for the Nissan Versa

The Note jettisons a lot of its sibling's styling cues — a good thing, as the Versa sedan is as bland as the breakfast at a budget motel.

FUEL ECONOMYSedans with the CVT automatic transmission are rated at 40 mpg for the highway and 35 mpg combined.


7.0 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Body style

Nissan boasts that the Versa Sedan has the cabin space of a mid-size sedan; that might be a stretch (and a stretch of the numbers), but the Versa Sedan can accommodate four average-sized adults surprisingly well.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
Little is changed this year on the Sedan versions other than chassis tuning and some equipment offerings, but the all-new and very stylish 5-door hatch is a different story, combining fresh looks with similar fuel economy.
by KBB (Jul, 2013)
If you want to get the most comfortable new car for the least money, the 2014 Nissa Versa is one of the better picks; among compact sedans and hatches, it excels in passenger space and ride comfort.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)


The 109-horsepower, 1.6-liter engine can also be had with a traditional four-speed automatic transmission or five-speed manual, but both of those are only offered in base Versa S versions.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
The engine can also be had with a traditional four-speed automatic transmission or five-speed manual, but both of those are only offered in base Versa S versions.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
Both are smooth and quiet by economy-car standards, and we were impressed with the refinement of the Note in particular.
by KBB (Jul, 2013)


All other Versas use the fuel-saving CVT that Nissan is so high on.1.6-liter inline-4109 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm107 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 27/36 mpg (5-speed manual), 26/35 (4-speed automatic), 31/40 mpg (CVT automatic).
by KBB (Jul, 2013)
Versa sedans have the CVT or, in lesser trims, a four-speed auto.
by cars.com (Sep, 2013)
The base S trim includes a tachometer, and the low-rolling-resistance tires that used to come only with the CVT are now standard across the line.
by KBB (Jul, 2013)


The interior is arranged around a dual-cockpit theme, with two sweeping lines on the dashboard.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
It's clear that Nissan prioritizes interior space and value over performance in the Versa.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
The Note's interior is also flashier and more appealing than the so-so interior of the sedan version.
by KBB (Jul, 2013)


Add in fuel economy of up to 40 mpg, and the Versa looks even more sensible.
by KBB (Jul, 2013)
Our favorite design element is the character line on the sides, which Nissan calls the squash line—which is supposed to emulate the movement of a squash player (not the vegetable).
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
The Nissan Versa's styling isn't particularly memorable, but buyers will appreciate the roomy interior, low starting price and fuel efficiency.
by cars.com (Jul, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Nissan
Body style Sedan
Model year 2014
City range 334 miles
Highway range 432 miles
MSRP $15k
Annual cost $4,626

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 6.4 m³
CO2 per car made 0.76 metric ton
Energy per car made 2,080 kWh/vehicle
Waste per car made 7.77 kg

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 1.6L
Air compressor None
Fuel Gas
Cylinders I4
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Continuously-variable
Transmission Automatic 2WD

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 4 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio N/A
Entertainment system N/A


Cruise control Standard
Front A/C N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof N/A
Navigation system Optional, $0
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard


EPA smog score 6
EPA GHG score 8
Carbon monoxide/mile 0.4 g
Combined CO2/mile 296 g
NMOG/mile 0.02 g
Vapor canisters 1
Vapor canister capacity 70 g
Bleed canisters 0
Bleed canister capacity 0 g
Catalytic converters 2
Stops the engine instead of idling No
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas No
Lifetime CO2 emissions 45 tons

power & handling

Max torque 107 ft-lb @ 4,400 RPM
Max HP 109 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 22.64 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 34.8 feet

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Beam
Front brakes 10 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 7.99 in Drum
Front wheel width 185 mm
Front wheel diameter 15 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 65

safety features

Active head restraints No
  1. Driver
  2. Passenger
  3. Side
  4. Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 66.7 in
Front track width 58.3 in
Height 59.6 in
Ground clearance 5.5 in
Length 175.4 in
Wheelbase 102.4 in
Curb weight 2,468 lb
GVWR 3,404 pounds
Has a rear spoiler Yes
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 50 ft³
Rear seat room 41 ft³
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