Engine gets louder but stops making any meaningful power long before its 6,500 rpm redline. Shifter is more direct/positive than the Accent's.
Braking performance, while not impressive, is better than that of any non-ABS car -- like the Accent.
Skid pad: Swimmy steering isn't easy to predict and there's little a driver can do with throttle (except slow down) to make the Versa turn. Slalom: Turn-in and responses feel initially better than the Accent's, but height and general lack of control feel ultimately punish the Versa's ability to change direction rapidly.