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2017 Nissan Versa


City 27 - 31 MPG Hwy 36 - 39 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.6 (out of 5)
Value 4.6
Exterior 4.7
Interior 4.5
Comfort 4.6
Performance 4.5
Reliability 4.7
Nissans are the go to car

by RoeRoe from California, Ont. | June 23, 2020

This car has met all expectations and more. I enjoy how much space is given not only in the back seats but as well as in the front. I’ve owned 3 nissans and haven’t had any problems with any of them. This Versa is excellent for any car drivers needs!

Do Not Buy This Car

by KDC from Pasadena, Tx | June 14, 2020

I bought this car brand new in February of 2017. I had to replace the AC last year and it is out again exactly one year later.

The compressor is out

by johnican from Memphis, TN | May 20, 2020

I bought my 2017 Nissan Versa brand new. 3 years later my air is not working took it to the dealer and its my compressor that will cost $1,100 to be repaired. My reason for buying a new car was to avoid these type of problems I will never ever buy a NISSAN

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2017 Nissan Versa Overview


The 2017 Nissan Versa is a subcompact sedan that seats 5 passengers. It competes with the Toyota Yaris, Kia Rio, and Mazda 3. The Versa Note is the hatchback version, which will be covered in a separate overview. This year, the Versa receives a newly available SV Special Edition Package, which includes 15-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 5-inch multimedia display, a satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, a backup camera.

Four trims are available: the S, S Plus, SV, and SL.

The Versa has more conventional styling in comparison to the rest of the Nissan lineup. The enlarged headlights stretch back to the middle of the hood. The rear-end sticks out further than the front-end, in order to provide more room for the rear passengers. Standard features include power side mirrors. Available features include turn signal indicators at the side mirrors and a rear spoiler.

Under the hood, the Versa is powered by a standard 109-hp, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic. The S Plus and higher trim levels have a more efficient Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Fuel economy for the CVT models is an EPA-estimated 31/40 mpg city/highway. The regular manual and automatic models have a lower rating of 27/36 mpg.

Surprisingly, the Versa provides 37 inches of rear legroom, which is relatively spacious for a subcompact. The center stack features a standard audio system with CD/MP3 playback and Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio. It can be upgraded with an integrated navigation system, a satellite radio, and a USB port. Air conditioning comes standard. Other available features include a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, power windows/locks, cruise control, upgraded seat fabric, and remote keyless entry.

Standard safety features include six airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and a LATCH system for child safety seats.