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2015 Nissan Versa KBB Expert Review

The Fair Market Range for this car in your area is $12,071 - $12,346.

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MSRP $12,800

Fair Purchase Price $12,209
Fair Market Range ($12,071 - $12,346)

Invoice $12,513
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KBB Expert Rating 7.6 / 10
10/7.6
This Car - 2015 Nissan Versa
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KBB Expert Review

KBB Editors' Overview

By Matt Degen - Updated Date: 5/16/2014


The 2015 Nissan Versa is not only the least-expensive vehicle in Nissan's fleet – it's the least-expensive new car, period. A year after the debut of its new hatchback version, the Versa Note, the 2015 Versa Sedan gets its own updates to shed some of its past frumpiness. Yet the sedan continues to sport an alluring base price of just $12,800. That money still only buys a basic car, but one that is roomy and fuel efficient. Higher-trim versions of the sedan boast more amenities, while the Versa Note offers the cargo versatility of a hatchback and fresher design. Rivals like the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio and Honda Fit are more fun to drive, but none can touch the Versa's starting price.

You'll Like This Car If...

If budget takes priority over driving excitement and feature-rich amenities, the 2015 Nissan Versa lineup offers affordable and efficient transportation in the form of a 5-passenger sedan or hatchback. The Versa's roomy cabin and up-to-40-mpg rating are also high points.

You May Not Like This Car If...

Want to have a little more fun behind the wheel? Better candidates include the Honda Fit, Kia Rio, Ford Fiesta, Chevy Sonic and Mazda2. These sedan and hatchback rivals also tempt with low prices and high fuel economy.

What's New for 2015

The 2015 Versa Sedan receives new front and rear fascias, while the interior gets minor design updates. Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity arrives in base models. The Versa Note hatchback adds the SR trim that aims to be sporty via exterior and interior aesthetics.

Driving It Driving Impressions

The 2015 Nissan Versa is not a thrilling car to drive, but it sure is easy. Both the sedan and the smaller Versa Note hatchback are smooth and quiet by economy-car standards, and we were impressed with the refinement of the newer Note in particular. The steering is light, its turning radius is tight, and visibility is very good from the driver's seat. Like other cars with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), Versas so equipped take some getting used to. There are no conventional shift points, so the engine may seem to be working hard at unexpected times. With just 109 horsepower, the 2015 Versa's acceleration – or lack thereof – won't tempt you to enter many drag races.

Favorite Features

REAR LEGROOM
The Versa is commendably roomy, and folding rear seatbacks add versatility. In both Sedan and 5-door forms this is a small car that can comfortably seat two full-size adults in back.

FUEL ECONOMY
Sedans with the CVT automatic transmission are rated at 40 mpg for the highway and 35 mpg combined. The 5-door Nissan Versa Note equals the sedan's numbers with even better drivability, making both Versas easy on the wallet and on the environment.


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