2017 Nissan Versa Note
2017 Nissan Versa Note pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Versa Note does Edmunds recommend?
The base S Plus trim is far too bare-bones even for the price, with hand-cranked windows and an actual key to open and start the car. We recommend stepping up to the SV trim so you won't feel like you got stuck with the last car at a rental counter.
Stepping up to higher trims yields diminishing returns, particularly if you're in the majority who own a smartphone. Free apps for navigation and entertainment are a fine substitute for the factory options and features.
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.0 / 5
There was a time when the Versa Note would have been considered an admirable hatchback for shoppers on a tight budget. Recently, however, even this humble vehicle class has experienced significant gains in quality, feature content and performance, but the Versa has somehow missed this renaissance.
Compared to competing hatchbacks, the Versa Note is slow, not particularly engaging to drive and lacking in refinement. To its credit, it does offer a lot of rear passenger space and a clever cargo system, but these are not enough to warrant a strong recommendation. We suggest checking out the alternatives before settling on the Versa Note.
2017 Nissan Versa Note configurations
The 2017 Nissan Versa Note hatchback seats five and is offered in four trim levels: S Plus, SV, SR and SL. It's powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (109 horsepower, 107 pound-feet of torque), routed through a continuously variable transmission (CVT) on the way to the front wheels.
Standard feature highlights for the base S Plus trim include 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, a tilt-only steering wheel, cloth upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth phone integration and a four-speaker CD player with auxiliary audio input.
The SV trim adds remote keyless entry, cruise control, power windows, upgraded gauges, additional interior trim, upgraded cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver seat with an armrest, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an adjustable cargo floor, a 5-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, Bluetooth streaming audio, USB-iPod audio input, satellite radio and a hands-free text messaging assistant.
Stepping up to the SR trim adds sporty exterior treatments, 16-inch alloy wheels, foglights, heated mirrors, a rear spoiler, keyless ignition, Nissan's Easy-Fill Tire Alert system that beeps when the correct pressure has been reached, a sport steering wheel, faux suede upholstery and a center rear armrest. At the top of the Versa Note range, the SL trim is enhanced with a 5.8-inch touchscreen, a navigation system with real-time traffic, a suite of mobile apps, a 360-degree camera system and heated front seats.
Some features are available on supporting trims as options.
Noise & vibration2.5
Ease of use2.0
Getting in/getting out3.0
Most helpful consumer reviews
2017 Nissan Versa Note video
JOSH SADLIER: This is automotive editor Josh Sadlier with an Edmunds Expert Rundown of the 2017 Nissan Versa. What we're looking at here is actually the Versa Note. It's the hatchback version of this model. And that's fortunate, because we do like it a little better than the sedan, which is not one of our favorites in this subcompact class. Wouldn't say the Versa Note's one of our favorites either, but it does have some things going for it, including a surprisingly large back seat that would give some mid-sized sedans a run for their money. So if you're looking for a small car with a lot of room in back, the Versa Note is going to be at the top of your list. But in other respects, it suffers compared to most cars you can get for this price. It's got about 110 horsepower from a small four-cylinder. And that's not so unusual. But the way it delivers that power is distinctly unpleasant, especially if you get the CVT, continuously variable automatic transmission. It's going to be making a lot of droning noises and not a lot of forward progress. Stepping inside the Versa Note, there is the piece de resistance, that big back seat room for tall people and their cowboy hats. This is the place to be in this segment if you want to sit in back in style. But then up front, you've got pretty standard economy car stuff. Three dials for the climate control. And you've got a double [INAUDIBLE] stereo there you could swap out for something sweet if you wanted to. The bottom line is the Versa Note gives you a lot of space inside, pretty good fuel economy for not a lot of money. But if you're shopping in this segment, the Honda Fit's going to be one you've got to check out. And really would check out just about everything in this segment before plunking your money down on a Versa Note. For more Edmunds expert rundowns, click the link to subscribe.
2017 Nissan Versa Note Expert Rundown Review
Looking for a hatch that has a smooth ride, good fuel economy and a large trunk? The 2017 Nissan Versa might be a good fit. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Versa Note safety features:
- RearView Monitor
- Gives you a view of what's behind you on the dash-mounted screen.
- Around View Monitor
- Delivers a bird's-eye view of your car, taking any guesswork out of maneuvering in tight spaces.
- Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant
- Helps to keep your eyes on the road by reading messages and responding with pre-selected texts.
Compact hatches are trendy, but the Nissan Versa Note is starting to show its age. Which is an odd thing to say considering that the 2017 Nissan Versa Note has just received a styling update in the form of a new front fascia featuring a V-shaped (or U-shaped, depending on your perspective) grille that gives it a family resemblance to newer Nissan designs.
Unfortunately, the mechanical bits are largely unchanged, save for the elimination of a manual transmission for 2017. The Versa Note is powered by a 1.6-liter engine that produces 109 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque, mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive. We clocked the Versa to 60 mph in a sluggish 10.4 seconds, and the droning of the engine (courtesy of the CVT, which can keep the engine speed in a narrow band as the car accelerates) made the run seem even longer. The engine is noisy when pushed, but at least its fuel economy figures are decent: The EPA rates the Versa Note at 34 mpg combined (31 city/39 highway).
We like the simplicity of the Versa Note's dashboard, with its easy-to-read gauges and simple controls, but that's about the only compliment we can pay it. Though the top-of-the-line SV model — the one you're likely to see in glossy brochure photos — does get significantly nicer cabin trim, the cheaper versions are awash in hard, shiny plastic, a cheap material that most of the Versa Note's competitors have since done away with.
If the Versa Note has one saving grace, it's the backseat, which is roomy enough to seat 6-foot adults in comfort. Cargo space is about average for the class, but the adjustable cargo floor is a useful feature. It maximizes cargo space when placed in its lower position, and raising it provides a flatter load floor when the rear seats are folded down. It also provides hidden storage to keep valuables away from prying eyes.
Unfortunately, the Versa Note isn't particularly good to drive. The steering offers little feedback and the tall body is susceptible to crosswinds, and though the ride is generally comfortable, the suspension does a poor job of filtering out hard jolts. The Versa Note's handling is competent, but it isn't much fun, and there are definitely more enjoyable cars in this segment.
Nissan has eliminated the entry-level S model for 2017, but the S Plus still gets the bare minimum of features; it's the the SV model that offers the creature comforts most small-car buyers expect nowadays. The SR gives the Versa a sporty look that its running gear can't deliver, while the range-topping SL comes the closest to delivering what we expect from a modern subcompact hatch. If this is the car you want, let Edmunds help find the perfect 2017 Nissan Versa Note for you.
2017 Nissan Versa Note Overview
The 2017 Nissan Versa Note is offered in the following submodels: Versa Note Hatchback. Available styles include 1.6 SV 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT), 1.6 S Plus 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT), 1.6 SL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT), and 1.6 SR 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT).
What do people think of the 2017 Nissan Versa Note?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Nissan Versa Note and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Versa Note 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Versa Note.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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What's a good price for a New 2017 Nissan Versa Note?
2017 Nissan Versa Note 1.6 S Plus 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT)
The 2017 Nissan Versa Note 1.6 S Plus 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $17,030. The average price paid for a new 2017 Nissan Versa Note 1.6 S Plus 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,965 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,965 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$14,065.
The average savings for the 2017 Nissan Versa Note 1.6 S Plus 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is17.4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Nissan Versa Note?
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