The Nissan Versa is relatively new to the market, introduced in 2007 by Nissan to replace the Sentra, which grew in size from a compact to a midsize vehicle. The Versa is sold as a sedan, hatchback, and now as the slightly larger Versa Note. The Nissan Versa is currently the best-selling compact car in its class in the United States.
The name "Versa" is short for "versatile space" and is at the heart of the car's design. The first-generation of the car (2007-2012) entered the market as a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback. It became an almost immediate success in North America. Known for its low purcahse price, high fuel economy, and good versatility, it gained a reputation for itself to entry-level American buyers. This generation was powered by a 1.6-liter or 1.8-liter gasoline engine (sedan and hatchback respectively). It is one of the largest "B-segment" subcompact cars on the market.
The second-generation of the Nissan Versa was introduced in 2011 as a 2012 model. Extremely high fuel economy and an improved continuously variable transmission (CVT) were the focus of the update. Body work changed as well, to bring up the style, and higher-spec trim options were added to upper level trims. The Versa became the cheapest new car in the United States for its class. The following year, the slightly upsized Versa Note was introduced as a larger hatchback alternative and has since grown to nearly half the Versa's total sales volume.
The Versa enjoys a good reputation and is a common car on the used vehicles market. A used Nissan Versa can be had for very low purchase cost and the model as a whole has an above-average clean CARFAX report instance.
There are 10,882 used Nissan Versas in our used car listings, including the Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra and Nissan Maxima. 56% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 87% have no accident history.