2017 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback
2017 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback 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.
Trim levels & features
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
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.
2017 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback for Sale
2017 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback Overview
What do people think of the 2017 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Versa Note Hatchback 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 Hatchback.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2017 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback?
2017 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback 1.6 S Plus 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT)
The 2017 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback 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 $16,740. The average price paid for a new 2017 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback 1.6 S Plus 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is trending $3,604 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3,604 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$13,136.
The average savings for the 2017 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback 1.6 S Plus 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is21.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Nissan Versa Note?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.