My wife and I test drove everything out there $5K above and below the price of the Versa and were hard pressed to find anything that truly compared. Leg, head and foot room are amazing in both the front and rear seats and the ride is that of a car two classes higher. Ride noise is minimal at worst and handling is better than most in this size group. The car was suppose to be a third car, one my wife could use to show clients properties way out of town, but has quickly become the vehicle of choice for the first one out of the house in the morning. If you're considering a Fit, Civic, Corolla, Matrix, Focus or anything of the such, give the Versa a try and see the value for yourself.
The car as a whole is great but to narrow down a few would be short changing those not listed. However, the Bluetooth capability, CVT and smart key are the top three shared by my wife and me.
Make ABS standard and upsize the sport pkg wheels to 16" at least. Increase the number of phones available for use with the optional Bluetooth.
My first "big/small" car. Just love the CVT, comfort, ride, silence, music system, and room. My first fill up with a new engine and town driving only was 32 mpg - can't wait to try it on the highway!!
It is SO quiet, extremely comfortable except on carpark judder bars, and performs surprisingly well for its engine capacity.
Can't BELIEVE you can't get a trip computer as an option, ABS and cruise control should be standard, more support for thighs and lumbar on the drivers seat would be nice, should have disk brakes all around. Rear seats should fold flat!
I looked at the Versa, the Fit and the Yaris, and for me this was the best of the three for several reasons including available features, safety rating, performance and roominess. CVT was a plus, as well as the larger gas tank size. It's fun to drive and cute to look at. It looks and feels a lot more expensive than the sticker price. It gets loud when accelerating to higher speeds, but once speed is achieved, the ride is smooth and quite. Wish ABS was available without adding additional equipment. For mixed highway/city driving I get about 32 mpg, and that's improving each time I fill up. It's a great commuter car that's easy on the budget, well designed and one of the best in its class.
CVT, standard 6 disc CD changer, keyless entry (optional), aux input, all the space - feels bigger than most large sedans.
Standard ABS, flat folding seats/more seat configuration options like the Fit.