'15 Versa is a poorly designed and manufactured vehicle. It especially suffers from woefully cheap materials, plastics and metal, and poor manufacturing. The suspension is terrible - you will feel every crack, crevice, and pebble in the road. In cold weather, there is noise from the dashboard, windshield, and/or plastics on the outside of the windshield - the noise will drive you nuts (search online). It will become unstable over 65mph unless you have enough weight in the car. Yes, it has a ton of space in the cabin and trunk, but that's air, and the metal is so thin, there's nothing keeping the car on the road. I put 120lbs in the trunk for more stability. Obviously, there is no quality control during manufacturing. It has defects in the paint, headliner cloth, and placement of the windshield. I found 8 screws and fasteners that were not properly tightened. Back to the paper-thin body metal, you can hear pebbles, sand particles, and salt granules hitting the bottom sides of the car - I've never heard this in any other car. It feels so delicate, I'm afraid the slightest nudge or light touch will damage it. It may have a Japanese brand name, but it lacks all Japanese brand qualities. Please, look at other vehicles in this class; you will pay a little more, but you can get a far superior car. The Versa is designed for buyer's regret. Nissan burned their reputation with this car.
I own a 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan SV. It is an alright car with good gas mileage and the seats are very comfortable. The car feels fine when you're driving in the city. When you stop accelerating the car is pretty quiet. However there are some drawbacks. The interior is very basic and its all black plastic even though the exterior looks a lot better than the interior. The breaks feel very awkward. While the gas pedal is very light and sensitive the breaks feel hard and you really have to push on the breaks for the car to stop. It is also extremely light which actually isn't that good. Since the car is so light you can feel every bump on the road it feels like there's an earthquake when I hit a pot hole or go over a speed bump while going 5 miles per hour. This car really needs more power it's such a pain getting this car to move after stopping. The engine drones when I accelerate and the car really has a hard time going up the slightest hill. I hate driving the car on the freeway when its windy it gets really twitchy and feels unstable. If I had the chance to buy my first car again it wouldn't be a Versa.
Honestly I love this car for a number of reasons. working in a repair facility I knew what I wanted, a cheap car great on gas and that's honestly what I got. The seats are uncomfortable, after awhile it hurts my back and the material they use is super cheap but hey, I don't wanna [non-permissible content removed] about that. Anyway the only problem I had with my vehicle was a week after I got it my transmission(manual) went out on it and it took 2 months to replace. the Nissan Dealership I dealt with(South Colorado Springs Nissan) was horrible. I recall the service writer telling me that I needed to learn how to drive stick. I have been driving manual since I was 16 and am now 26. Overall I love the car and love the gas mileage. Seriously a good car for what you pay!
When my daughter was about to start a two year radiology program I wanted her to have a 100% reliable set of wheels, which meant selling her 110k mile Chevy Aveo (NO major repairs) and buying her a new car. After reading reviews here on Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book & Consumer Reports, I gave her a choice between the Versa & Hyundai Accent. Daughter chose the Versa only because the Accent reminds her of the Elantra that my wife drives. So far the Versa is giving us exactly what we wanted; a very reliable vehicle that is also extremely economical. I'm very jealous that this Versa averages 42 miles per gallon with an approximate 50/50 mixture of city and highway driving. I am 6 feet tall and have no problem driving this car. I would however recommend that you use a thick gel seat cushion for rides of longer than 30 minutes. All in all this is a great small car for basic commute driving from point A to point B.
Update 16May2016: Driven for 10 months. So far so good. Only one small mechanical issue and that was a bearing going out on the rear axle, otherwise this car has met all expectations.
I get 41 mpg easy on highway at 70 mph. I also took a drive on a road with only 2 stops in 40 miles and no traffic I drove at 50 mph and got 54.7 mpg. I could not believe it myself but I double checked it. In the city it is hard to get 31 mpg. The car labors to get up to speed and looses gas mileage. I usually get about 29 mpg. If you want a fast car this is not the one. If you want gas millage this is a choice. Over all I am happy so far.