2009 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this Versa last year in order to visit my grandson about 6 hours away. It has performed very well and reliably. It has 22k miles with only one service call for check engine which was just a sensor. My Versa is an S with a hatchback, 1.8L engine, automatic, power windows, ABS and cruise control. I am so glad that it has these options as it has made this car so comfortable over the long haul.
I have test driven the Fit, Yaris, Fiesta, Caliber, to name a few. My wife confirmed the fact that these were very claustrophobic compared to the Versa. The bigger engine to the competition and finally the price sealed the deal.
The CD radio should have an input for your iPod, a center console with an armrest would be welcome. If the rear seat bottom would flip forward to allow for a flat floor would be most welcome.