Intro: The 2011 Nissan Versa packs a lot of car into a very affordable subcompact. Available as a sedan or hatchback, the 5-passenger Versa boasts technology features seldom seen in its class.
Features: The Versa's available Navigation system utilizes a 5-inch touch screen monitor that allows the driver to view the iPod interface and access music via steering wheel mounted audio controls.
Performance: The sedan is offered with either a 107-horsepower 1.6-liter inline 4 or a 122 horsepower 1.8-liter inline 4. Power is sent to the front wheels through either a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The hatchback gets the 122 horsepower 1.8-liter inline 4 mated to either a 6-speed manual, 4-speed automatic or continuously variable transmission.
Fuel Economy: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2011 Nissan Versa is $9,990. An SL trim hatchback equipped with the continuously variable transmission will start at $16,900. The Versa is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: With a base price of under $10,000, impressive utility for a subcompact and loads of available features, the 2011 Nissan Versa delivers a whole lot of bang for the buck!