2013 Detroit Auto Show: 2014 Nissan Versa Note
2013 Detroit Auto Show
What Is It?
2014 Nissan Versa Note
What's Special About It?
Nissan today took the wraps of the 2014 Nissan Versa hatchback, which it calls "Note." That's right. Despite the visual and functional differences between a sedan and a hatchback, Nissan has gone the extra mile and decided to rebrand this new model the Nissan Versa Note.
Odd naming conventions aside, the 2014 Nissan Versa Note makes use of Nissan's venerable 1.6-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder that makes 109 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque. While these aren't terribly impressive numbers, the Versa Note's 40 mpg highway rating is. That 40 mpg estimate is with the continuously variable transmission (CVT), although S Model buyers can pick a five-speed manual.
Nissan also decided to debut its first-ever Active Grille Shutters that reduce the Note's coefficient of drag to a lowly 0.298 (CVT model). The Note can also be equipped with Nissan's around-view camera system (on the SL Tech package), and 5.8-inch color touchscreen with navigation, hands-free texting, streaming audio, keyless entry/start and more.
What Edmunds Says:
With a $13,990 starting price and a claimed 40 mpg on the highway, the 2014 Nissan Versa Note is a strong entry in a highly competitive segment.
Base Price: $13,990
Engine: 1.6-liter four-cylinder
Power: 109 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, 107 pound-feet at 4,400 rpm
Fuel Mileage: 31 city/40 highway