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2017 Nissan Versa Note

At a Glance

Pricing $15,480 - $17,980
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.6l I4
Transmissions CVT
Fuel Economy 31 (city), 39 (highway)

Nissan's lineup of small cars includes the five-door Versa Note hatchback. The Versa Note is a small compact car with seating for five. Even though it rides on a shorter platform than the Sentra, the Versa 5-door actually has more legroom. A standard 1.6l four-cylinder engine is mated to a five-speed manual, or CVT transmission depending on the model. The most fuel efficient CVT models are rated at 31/40 (city/highway). The Versa employs some cost -saving measures like drum brakes and steel wheels to achieve its low starting price of $15,000. While this is common in the segment, there are vehicles under $18,000 with disc brakes.

What Changed:

The SL trim level has been dropped.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Versa Note S 1.6l I4 (109-bhp) CVT FWD 31/39/35 41 $15,480
Versa Note SV 1.6l I4 (109-bhp) CVT FWD 31/39/35 41 $16,380
Versa Note SR 1.6l I4 (109-bhp) CVT FWD 31/39/35 41 $17,980