2017 Nissan Versa is cheap but good

The 2017 Nissan Versa’s main selling point is … “America’s Cheapest New Car”.

That can be a blessing or a disadvantage. Before you even get close to one, you’re not going to be expecting much, but is that fair? Surely Nissan wouldn’t sell a car that wasn’t actually worthy of being called a car?

OK, so the base model is very …basic, but it’s functional and does its job, plus, thanks to the lack of technology and Nissans great reputation, this could perhaps be one of the most reliable cars produced today; no extraneous systems to go wrong.

2017 Nissan Versa Release date

The 2017 Nissan Versa is expected to make its debut in late 2016, with maybe production and sales starting in early 2017, but you don’t need to rush to join the queue, we’re pretty sure that sales will be slow.

2017 Nissan Versa Price

Now for the good part; the price of the basic model is just $11,990, even the fully loaded version will cost you less than $20,000, but we would expect that if you really are keen to buy a Versa, wait six months after the release and you’ll get one even cheaper.

2017 Nissan Versa video

2017 Nissan Versa Redesign and changes

Not much has happened with the 2017 Nissan Versa, so instead of redesign and changes, let’s look at what you actually get for your dollars.

Equipment levels in the base model are sparse, the windows are manual, as are the locks, but you do get a 4-speaker sound system, Bluetooth and air conditioning. However, start pushing the trim levels up a little to S Plus or above and there is a whole range of equipment available to you: cruise control, split rear seats, power windows, power locks, USB port, map lights, arm rest, outside temperature gauge, remote and keyless entry, variable speed intermittent wipers, fog lamps, touchscreen infotainment system, reversing camera, Bluetooth Audio Streaming, navigation, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Nissan Connect, upgraded upholstery, leather wrapped steering wheel and push button start.

That’s quite an impressive equipment list, even more so when you consider that all of that would come in at under $19,000.

2017 Nissan Versa Specs

As standard, the Versa comes with a 5-speed manual transmission, but upgrading to an S Plus will see you with a CVT system fitted. The only engine choice is a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder gas engine which produces just 110 BHP, and that is the same throughout the model range.

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2016-10-4 by Luke Widmeyer