2014 Nissan Versa Note Priced from $14,780; Going On Sale This Month
The Nissan Versa has long been the top-selling subcompact car in its class. Only last month for one of the few times did it cede that title to the Chevrolet Sonic. We anticipate that could have had something to do with Nissan selling down hatchback models, though, as its 2013 Nissan Versa hatchback is making way for the 2014 Nissan Versa Note, an all-new subcompact car that joins the redesigned Versa sedan that debuted for 2012. The 2014 Nissan Versa Note is priced starting at $14,780, including $790 for destination and handling, undercutting the outgoing model by $680. That car had a 122-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder; the new Versa, slightly smaller and a bit simpler under the sheetmetal to make room for the 2013 Nissan Sentra, gets motivation from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 109 horsepower. Standard is a five-speed manual transmission; the old Versa had a six-speed. But there's no longer a four-speed automatic. All auto cars come with a continuously variable automatic transmission that Nissan says is good for 31 mpg city/40 mpg highway/35 mpg combined. The 2014 Nissan Versa Note comes in base "S" trim with the manual transmission; "S Plus" with the CVT that adds $1,250; and Versa Note SV that tops the range at $16,780. Nissan hasn't specified what standard equipment for each level is. But we do know what options will be. Highlights include the Convenience package ($540), SL package available on top-range SV models ($1,700), Sport Value package ($760), and SL Tech package ($800). Bluetooth, navigation, audio streaming, satellite radio, and Nissan's SmartKey are among the features. Technically, that means you could end up with a 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV optioned up to to more than $21,000, settling some $2,000 under a fully optioned 2013 Nissan Sentra. The 2014 Nissan Versa Note goes on sale this month, and we'll have driving impressions to you for this new subcompact bent on maintaining its segment dominance sometime soon. Source: Nissan
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