2014 Nissan Versa

The 2014 Versa is still America’s most affordable car – the base price remains at an astoundingly low $12,780. Nissan did manage to sneak in a few upgrades though.

The entry level S trim adds a tachometer and low rolling resistance tires, for no extra cost.

The mid-level SV adds a split folding rear seat, and a trunk release button on the key fob.

The big daddy Sl trim gets a fancy little 4.3 inch screen for the audio system, as well as the availability of SiriusXM.

None of these are life-altering upgrades, but the fact that they come at no cost increase is welcome.

The same old gutless 109 HP 1.6 liter four cylinder still makes the Versa go, albeit slowly. The same transmission mix – 5 speed manual, 4 speed auto, and CVT stick around as well. If you want the best fuel economy numbers, you’ll need to pony up for the CVT, the most expensive of the bunch. The EPA numbers are 31 MPG city / 40 MPG highway, though, so you’ll make up some of your cost in reduced fuel usage.

Published on April 25, 2013 in Nissan

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