2018 Nissan Versa Sedan

2018 Nissan Versa
Save up to $3,938
MSRP range
$12,110 - $15,940

What’s new

  • SL trim has been discontinued
  • Base trim has a manual transmission only
  • Part of the second Versa generation introduced for 2012

Pros

  • Giant back seat for such a small car
  • Rides comfortably over bumps
  • Roomy trunk
  • Low base price

Cons

  • Rearview camera is optional
  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • Noisy and slow acceleration
  • Driving experience, style and personality are all bland
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Nissan Versa.

New 2018 Versa for 10499 with 5 speed stick & a/c
chris, 3/9/2018
I enjoy a fancy car that truly impresses or a basic car that doesn't pretend to be fancy. The Versa is basic and looks good with plenty of real room inside. You never feel cramped in the Versa sedan nor do you have a lack of trunk room. You also don't get the erie feeling that a rear end collision will crush your back seat occupants. This car is almost as big as some compact and mid sizers namely the Mazda 6 from early 2000s. The car handles the road well and the stick is the way to go. I hear the cvt is an issue. Id actually would have liked the 4 speed auto that they offered a few years ago, but its gone. So I shift and save and save I did. I drove to Ohio from Buffalo to save 1400 on the car and paid 10499 on a 13200 msrp model. I was very happy with that price. No qualifications to get it/ 1500 rebate and the rest was discount. The last time I paid around 10k for a new car was back in 2011 on a chevy aveo for 7000 new at Christmastime. But that was with gm card roundups. This Versa is way better than an Aveo and I hope to get 200k miles out of it. I actually have seen some 200k mile Aveos around! The Interior issues on older Versas have been solved with better seat materials and a tach along with Bluetooth. So this inside is Very good and comfortable. I had a Mirage and I liked it but I like the Versa better.
Utilitarian
Hugemoth, 5/21/2018
A good basic roomy car for a low price. Most reviewers don't like the hard plastic interior but it is rugged and easy to keep clean. Gas mileage is well above the 27/36 advertised. My ONLY complaint is the electric power steering on the highway, too much effort is required to make the fine corrections necessary to maintain lane position. In all other conditions the steering is fine.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$14,250
MPG
31 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
109 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$15,840
MPG
31 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
109 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$12,110
MPG
27 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
109 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$12,310
MPG
27 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
109 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Versa safety features:

Rearview camera
Shows you what is happening behind your car through a display in the center console (SV Special Edition only).
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
Uses various means to make sure the car stays under control and on the road when a spin or slide occurs.
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS)
Features front airbags, front side airbags in the front seats, and side curtain airbags that cover all side windows.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat4 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover14.3%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Nissan Versa vs. the competition

2018 Nissan Versa

2018 Nissan Versa

2018 Kia Rio

2018 Kia Rio

Nissan Versa vs. Kia Rio

While the Rio's standard equipment is nearly as bare-bones as the Versa's, the Rio at least offers sporty handling and solid build quality. The Versa isn't enjoyable to drive, so the Rio wins on that count alone. That said, the Rio's cargo space is subpar, and its interior isn't quite as roomy as the Versa's.

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Nissan Versa vs. Hyundai Accent

The Accent costs more than the Versa, but in return you get the Accent's more refined and spacious interior. There's also more power under the Accent's hood, and don't overlook Hyundai's superior warranty coverage. Curiously, the Versa offers standard Bluetooth — the Accent doesn't — and a larger trunk.

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Nissan Versa vs. Toyota Yaris iA

The Yaris iA is the only car in this group that offers better rated fuel economy than the Versa, and it's enough to put the Toyota at an advantage. You also get some standard features that are missing on the Versa, such as keyless ignition and a folding rear seat. The Versa still offers larger interior space, although the Yaris iA tends to have a better quality of interior materials.

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2018 Nissan Versa Sedan for Sale

Nissan Versa 2018 1.6 SV w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)
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Nissan Versa 2018 1.6 S w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
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More about the 2018 Nissan Versa

The 2018 Nissan Versa is built around a simple philosophy: If cheap is good, then cheaper is better. It's among the least expensive new cars sold in the United States.

The Versa is roomy inside relative to its exterior size, and it rides well considering its relatively unsophisticated suspension. And the trunk holds an amazing amount of stuff. Is it fun to drive? If you're the type of person who daydreams about how much money you haven't spent, it's a total blast. The rest of us, however, know what lackluster feels like when we drive it.

The most basic Versa is the S that at least includes a hands-free Bluetooth cellphone hookup plumbed into its standard AM/FM/CD sound system. And it rides on 15-inch-diameter wheels built from genuine steel, too. Like all Versa models, it's powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that strives for adequacy and achieves 109 horsepower. It's backed by a five-speed manual only.

One step from there is the S Plus, which adds a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), cruise control and a rear deck spoiler. After that, it's a march up the line through the mainstream SV and its Special Edition package, which is the only way to get a rearview camera, Bluetooth audio and alloy wheels.

A cheap car ought to be cheap to operate, and the Versa's fuel economy ought to keep the total financial outlay modest. The S with the manual transmission is EPA rated at 30 mpg combined. Versa models equipped with the CVT automatic are rated at 34 mpg combined.

There's nothing pretentious about the Versa, no matter what the trim level. This is a car that's optimized for basic transportation and that it does quite well.

Keeping things affordable means having a keen knowledge of both the car you're buying and the market environment in which you're buying it. That's exactly what Edmunds is committed to helping you achieve as you look for the 2018 Nissan Versa that's right for you.

2018 Nissan Versa Sedan Overview

The 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan is offered in the following styles: 1.6 S Plus w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT), 1.6 SV w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT), 1.6 S w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M), 1.6 S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M), 1.6 S Plus 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT), and 1.6 SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT).

What do people think of the 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Versa Sedan 4.5 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 2018 Versa Sedan.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Versa Sedan featuring deep dives into trim levels including 1.6 S Plus w/Prod. End 04/18, 1.6 SV w/Prod. End 04/18, 1.6 S w/Prod. End 04/18, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan here.
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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.

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan?
2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 SV w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

The 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 SV w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $16,920. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 SV w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is trending $3,938 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,938 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$12,982.

The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 SV w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is23.3% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S Plus w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

The 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S Plus w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $15,520. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S Plus w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is trending $3,925 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S Plus w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is25.3% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

The 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $13,380. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M) is trending $3,690 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,690 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$9,690.

The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S w/Prod. End 04/18 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M) is27.6% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

The 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $17,220. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is trending $3,567 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,567 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$13,653.

The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is20.7% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S Plus 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

The 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S Plus 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $16,225. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S Plus 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,642 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,642 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$14,583.

The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S Plus 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is10.1% below the MSRP.

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