I needed a economical car after totaling my G-6. The Versa exceeded my expectations. It's roominess and comfort is more like cars that cost a lot more. I play in a band and needed a car to carry my instruments and equipment the hatchback gives me plenty of room. The drivers position is higher so you have a great view of the road and traffic. Performance is good with the 6 speed manual and it is fun to drive. I have been averaging over 30 mpg in combination driving. One of the things that impressed me was the fit and finish of the interior, everything looks well made.
The safety features: anti-lock breaks, side air bags. Having 6 speed manual transmission.