2013 Nissan Versa

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Pros: Spacious interior and large trunk; affordable price; comfortable ride; good fuel economy.

Cons: Slow and noisy acceleration; performance and interior materials certainly reflect its low price.

Overview
The 2013 Nissan Versa offers great driving dynamics, a comfortable ride, a roomy cabin and simple to use controls making it an incredible value for the money.

From the outside you may think that the Versa offers very little in the way of space and comfort. But, it is actually quite the opposite. The Versa has been praised time and time again for its spacious interior offering more leg room than some midsize sedans. Even if you are gifted with height, you will find that that rear seats offer plenty of head and legroom and that the overstuffed seats are comfortable during around town commutes. Its overall cargo space is surprisingly large for a subcompact vehicle as well.

With all this space for passengers and whatever belongings they pile in the trunk, this year’s number one sedan is ready for any adventure on the open road.

Body Styles, Trims & Options
The 2013 Nissan Versa Sedan is available in four trim levels- S, SV, and SL.

Standard features on the base S includes a 109 hp 1.6 liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a manual transmission, 15-inchs steel wheels, AC, cloth upholstery and a 2-speaker audio system with a CD player and an auxiliary input jack. A 4-speed automatic transmission is available.

Adding the Plus Package will get you the CVT® transmission, a rear spoiler, cruise control and a 4-speaker audio system.

The 1.6SV gets the CVT® transmission plus keyless entry, power windows, power door locks, electroluminescent gauges and upgraded cloth upholstery. The SV is eligible for a Convenience Package that adds a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and Bluetooth®.

Stepping up to the top-of-the-line SL adds 15-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, remote trunk release, a chrome-accented grille, push-button start, a premium sound system with an iPod®/USB interface and features from the SV’s Convenience Package. A technology package is available that will add navigation with a 5-inch touch-screen, rearview monitor and satellite radio.

Safety
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Warranty Information
Every new 2013 Nissan Versa comes with limited vehicle coverage for 3 years or 36,000 miles and a limited powertrain warranty for 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first. A Federal Emission Performance Warranty is also included as well as other various emission warranties.  Seat belt related components are covered for 10 years/unlimited miles and a tire limited warranty is also included but varies depending on the brand of tire that comes on your new vehicle.

MSRP

Available Trims MSRP
2013 Versa Sedan 1.6S $11,990
2013 Versa Sedan 1.6S Plus $13,790
2013 Versa Sedan 1.6 SV $15,240
2013 Versa Sedan 1.6 SL $16,890
Similar Vehicles Base MSRP
2013 Kia Rio $13,600
2013 Hyundai Accent $14,545
2013 Chevrolet Sonic $14,785

Engines, Transmissions, & EPA Ratings 

Trim

Engine

Drivetrain

Transmission

Fuel Economy (city/highway)

1.6S

1.6-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

5-speed M/T

27/36

1.6S

1.6-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

4-speed A/T

26/35

1.6S Plus, 1.6SV & 1.6SL

1.6-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

CVT®

31/40

 

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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