2012 Nissan Versa - Edmunds Ratings

2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SL (1.6L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)
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Date Driven: 11/15/2011
Performance The Versa accelerates slowly enough to be burdensome while entering a freeway. It's best to plan ahead so you don't need rapid acceleration.
Driving Dynamics The Versa accelerates slowly enough to be burdensome while entering a freeway. It's best to plan ahead so you don't need rapid acceleration.
Ride Comfort When it comes to ride quality the Versa certainly leans toward comfort. It could still use more damping at freeways speed to keep the body motion pinned down, but it's not uncomfortable.
Quietness The Versa's powertrain doesn't make a lot of noise, but the drone during acceleration gets old quickly. Otherwise, it's reasonably quiet for the segment.
Ergonomics Ergonomically, nothing is wrong with the Versa. Its switchgear and controls are in places you'd expect to find them and they're all easy to use. The navigation insterface is awkward, but HVAC controls are easy to use. Same with the seats.
Visibility Visibility is adequate in the Versa. Besides a long C-pillar there's little to complain about here. The car's small dimensions and relatively upright driving position help.
Seat Access & Space There's more space in this Versa than in most subcompacts. Rear seat room is ample and driving space isn't confined.
Cargo & Storage There's are enough small storage bins and trays to get the job done, but the Versa can't match the Honda Fit's practicality when it comes to cargo space.
Build Quality This is a cheap subcompact and it feels that way. No getting around it. The rear seats are dead flat and so are the interior color choices. Material quality is on the low end.
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