Versa buyers can select from a trio of trims: S, SV, and SR. They all have a 122-horsepower four-cylinder engine, and old-school drivers can still get a five-speed manual if they wish, as it comes standard on the base trim. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is optional for the S and standard on the two higher trims.
According to the EPA, the CVT-equipped Versa achieves 32 mpg around town and 40 mpg on the highway, making it an ideal commuter car. Even with the manual transmission, fuel economy is good at 27 city/35 highway.
The S has a 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, a four-way passenger seat, cloth upholstery, a 12-volt DC power outlet, three USB-A ports, LED headlights, Nissan’s V-Motion grille topped with chrome accents, dual-power outside black resin mirrors, and 15-inch steel wheels with covers. If you add the S+ Package you’ll get all-season tires on 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, 60/40-split fold-down rear seatbacks, and some technology upgrades (detailed in the sections that follow).
The SV upgrades its upholstery to provides premium cloth, a 7-inch driver information display, one USB-A port and two USB-C ports, chrome interior door handles, a center console with an armrest, the Nissan Intelligent Key with push-button ignition, body-color outside power mirrors, and 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels. The SR brings a touch of indulgence to the Versa with remote start, heated front seats, another USB-C port, automatic climate control, sport cloth seats, Prima-Tex dash trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated power exterior mirrors with built-in LED turn-signal indicators, the V-Motion grille with dark chrome accents, a body-colored rear spoiler, and 17-inch machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels.
The Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite has available technology to give peace of mind. Standard with the S is automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, a rearview camera, automatic high beams, and rear automatic braking. The SV and SR add blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a driver attention monitor; the SR alone gets adaptive cruise control.
The infotainment array in the S trim has a 7-inch color touchscreen, Siri Eyes Free, voice recognition, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker sound system. The optional S+ Package (outlined above) will upgrade the touchscreen to the NissanConnect version and add smartphone integration (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay). The other two trims get those features standard, along with SiriusXM satellite radio. The SR also gains an 8-inch NissanConnect touchscreen display and trial access to some of its packages.