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2013 Nissan Versa Overview (See Available Styles)

The 2013 Nissan Versa will save you money at both the dealership and the pump, with a tiny sticker price and great fuel economy.

Nissan sells two varieties of the Versa, a sedan which carries a much lower starting price and was redesigned last year, and a hatchback which keeps the styling of the previous generation and will only be sold as a 2012 model through the end of the calendar year. For 2013, Versa sedans add a few new features, including a trunk light (base S trim), cloth door trim, chrome door handles, and a driver’s armrest (SV). The top-of-the-line SL adds Intelligent Key, remote trunk release, and sun visor extenders.

The Versa’s styling is extremely conservative in contrast to competitors like the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, and Chevrolet Sonic. If you ever wanted to drive in a car that would not get noticed the Versa is it. Were James Bond serious about spy-work, he’d hop out of the Aston Martin and into a Versa. I guess what you can say is that it looks like a car; it has four-doors, four wheels, a front with a grille, and a back with a trunk.

Under the hood, the Versa sedan features a 109-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder while hatchback models get a more powerful 122-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder. Transmission options vary; the sedan offers a five-speed manual while the hatchback gets a six-speed manual. Both are available with a four-speed automatic or an efficient CVT.

For 2013, the Versa sedan with the CVT sees its fuel economy ratings bumped up so it now reaches the magical 40 mpg on the highway figure. CVT models get 31 mpg in the city as well. Opting for the other transmissions drops fuel economy to 27/36 mpg city/highway.

Inside, the Versa might lack some of the amenities you’d expect to find in most cars but it makes up for it in one key area – space. There is some serious passenger room in the Versa; it can carry four people rather comfortably which is something you can’t say about many subcompacts. Air conditioning and a CD stereo are standard, while pretty much everything else is optional, including power windows and locks, cruise control, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, navigation system, and a USB port.

Standard safety features on the 2013 Versa include antilock brakes, side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags, and an electronic stability system. A backup camera is optional.

The 2013 Nissan Versa is a friend of bargain hunters everywhere and its added efficiency makes it even more appealing.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 27 - 31 MPG
  • Highway: 36 - 40 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: ****
  • Frontal Crash: ***
  • Side Crash: ****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

29 of 33 (87%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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