Used 2019 Nissan Versa Note
Pros & Cons
- Roomy interior with an adult-friendly back seat
- Affordable base price
- Clever cargo space
- High fuel economy
- Slow acceleration and lackluster handling
- Noisy engine doesn't sound very refined
- No telescoping steering wheel
- Low-quality interior materials
Which Versa Note does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Buyers expect more from their cars than ever before, and even subcompacts are starting to shed the econobox reputation. The 2019 Nissan Versa Note is something of an outlier, then. The tide was starting to shift by the time Nissan introduced the Versa Note in 2014, and minor additions throughout the years have done little to improve its standing.
There is one change that makes the 2019 Nissan Versa Note slightly more appealing than in previous years. A new 7-inch touchscreen is standard on every model, and some trims even feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. It's a welcome addition, and an acknowledgment that today's shoppers — especially young buyers — expect more tech features. But we encourage shoppers to consider rivals given the Versa Note's deficiencies in performance, comfort and utility, as well as its lack of advanced driving aids.
Nissan Versa Note models
The 2019 Nissan Versa Note is a subcompact hatchback that seats five and is offered in three trim levels: S, SV and SR. It's powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (109 horsepower, 107 pound-feet of torque), routed through a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) on the way to the front wheels.
Standard feature highlights for the base S trim include 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, power mirrors, a tilt-only steering wheel, intermittent wipers, a rearview camera, cloth upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth phone integration and music streaming, a hands-free text messaging assistant, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a four-speaker audio system with a USB port and auxiliary audio input.
The SV trim adds remote locking and unlocking, cruise control, power windows and locks, upgraded gauges, chrome interior trim, upgraded cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver's seat with an armrest, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an adjustable cargo floor.
The top-of-the-range SR trim adds such features as sporty exterior treatments, 16-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a rear spoiler, keyless ignition and entry, a vehicle immobilizer system, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, Nissan's Easy-Fill Tire Alert system (which beeps when the correct pressure has been reached), a sport steering wheel, simulated suede upholstery and a center rear armrest.
Some of the SR's convenience features can be added to the SV model via the SV Special Edition package. Notable dealer-installed accessories include floor mats, a cargo cover, a rear spoiler, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a premium speaker system.
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2019 Nissan Versa Note video
2017 Nissan Versa Note Expert Rundown Review
NOTE: This video is about the 2017 Nissan Versa Note, but since the 2019 Nissan Versa Note is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.
Our experts like the Versa Note models:
- RearView Monitor
- Gives you a view of what's behind you on the dash-mounted screen.
- Easy-Fill Tire Alert
- Ensures safe tire pressure by signaling when the proper inflation level is reached.
- Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant
- Helps to keep your eyes on the road by reading messages and responding with preselected texts.
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What's new in the 2019 Nissan Versa Note?
According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Nissan Versa Note:
- Increased availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
- Part of the first Versa Note generation introduced for 2014
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Is the 2019 Nissan Versa Note a good car?
How much should I pay for a 2019 Nissan Versa Note?
The least-expensive 2019 Nissan Versa Note is the 2019 Nissan Versa Note S 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $15,650.
Other versions include:
- SR 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $18,360
- SV 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $16,550
- S 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $15,650