A compact Nissan sedan, such as the Nissan Versa, is a great choice for your daily commute, running errands, or taking a long road trip. How can you be sure it's the right sedan for you? To help drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Cortland decide, Maguire Nissan looks at what it has to offer in this 2020 Nissan Versa review.

Nissan Versa Specs & Fuel Economy

The Nissan Versa offers a sporty drive with a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission comes standard, but an Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) is also available.

This compact car also focuses on delivering good fuel economy. Its powertrain features a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) that helps it be more efficient. It also sports an aerodynamic design that gives it a 0.32 drag coefficient. As a result, the 2020 Nissan Versa can get up to an EPA-estimated 32 city/40 highway MPG.[i]

Nissan Versa Interior Dimensions

The interior of the Nissan Versa offers lots of great amenities and seating for up to five people. When you're behind the wheel, you can enjoy 39.5 inches of headroom and 44.5 inches of legroom. Passengers in the back can also relax with 36.3 inches of headroom and 31 inches of legroom. Plus, the second row can fit three people comfortably with 53.6 inches of shoulder room.

Cloth seats come standard, but premium cloth and sport cloth are also available. To give your sedan the feeling of a roadster, you can add a leather wrapped-steering wheel and shift knob. Heated front seats are available, too, as well as 60/40 split fold-down rear seats. With the back seats upright, you'll have 14.7 cubic feet of cargo room in the trunk.  

Nissan Versa Safety Features

The Nissan Versa is designed to keep you safe and in control. There are 10 airbags, including seat-mounted rear passenger side-impact airbags and roof-mounted curtain side-impact airbags that cover both rows of seats.

To deliver reliable traction in tough weather or across rugged landscapes, there's also the standard Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System. It's also prepared for steep terrain with standard hill start assist.

You'll also have lots of driver-assistance features that can help prevent accidents. For example, the standard RearView Monitor uses your dashboard monitor to show what's behind your vehicle when you're backing up. The Nissan Intelligent Mobility system also gives you more awareness with a variety of safety features, such as:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • High Beam Assist
  • Rear Automatic Braking

Test Drive the 2020 Nissan Versa

Contact Maguire Nissan to learn more about this 2020 Nissan Versa review and take a test drive. The Nissan Versa offers an efficient performance, a comfortable drive, and lots of safety features to drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Cortland. 


[i] 2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for 2020 Versa:27 City/35 Highway/30 Combined MPG for 2020 Versa with 5-speed manual transmission. 32 City/40 Highway/35 Combined MPG for 2020 Versa with Xtronic CVT®. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions-use for comparison only.

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