2019 Nissan Versa

2019 Nissan Versa
Save up to $1,514
2019 Nissan Versa
Save up to $1,514

What’s new

  • SV Special Edition gets more features this year
  • Part of the second generation Versa introduced in 2012

Pros

  • Giant back seat for such a small car
  • Comfortable ride over bumps
  • Large trunk
  • Low base price

Cons

  • Driving experience, style and personality are all bland
  • Noisy and slow acceleration
  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • Low-rent cabin materials


Which Versa does Edmunds recommend?

Only the SV trim level equipped with the Special Edition package (aluminum wheels, push-button start and a leather-wrapped steering wheel) is appealing. The Versa's less expensive trim levels are simply too bereft of style and substance to catch our eye. To put it bluntly, buy the most Versa you can afford to buy.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The 2019 Nissan Versa has a few things going for it, including a comfortable ride, pretty good fuel economy and a spacious interior. And when had in its most basic trim level, it's one of the least expensive cars on the market. It would certainly make a good choice for anyone who's a Lyft or Uber driver.

But that most inexpensive trim level offers only basic amenities, and the only transmission available is a five-speed manual. We think most shoppers will be attracted to the Versa's SV trim level with its optional Special Edition package. But for that price, the only thing the Versa has in its corner is high fuel economy. Most rival cars offer more power and nicer interior materials.

So while the most inexpensive Versa might make the most sense, it's the least appealing version of the car. If you absolutely need a new vehicle, and interior and cargo space are at the top of your list, the Versa might work out OK. Otherwise, we recommend checking rival sedans that are more appealing, such as the Chevrolet Sonic, Kia Rio and Toyota Yaris.

2019 Nissan Versa configurations

The 2019 Nissan Versa is a subcompact sedan available in S, S Plus and SV trim levels. Every Versa sedan comes standard with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (109 horsepower, 107 pound-feet of torque). The base S trim offers only a five-speed manual transmission. The S Plus and the SV come standard with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

Standard equipment on the base S includes 15-inch steel wheels, power mirrors, manual locks and crank windows, a rearview camera, a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a four-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio jack.

The S Plus adds a CVT automatic transmission, cruise control and a rear spoiler.

The SV trim adds upgraded cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver seat, a driver-seat armrest, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, power locks and windows, chrome exterior door handles and keyless entry. The SV's Special Edition package adds 15-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, push-button start, a vehicle immobilizer and Nissan's Easy-Fill Tire Alert.

Driving

The Versa is a bland car to drive. It's slow to accelerate, and it feels soft and disconnected when you're driving around turns. It also gets noisy because of the droning engine caused by the continuously variable transmission. There isn't much good to say.

Comfort

The Versa has a soft, springy ride that soaks up bumps quite well. Seat comfort is hampered by a lack of adjustability. And interior noise is excessive when accelerating aggressively due to the underpowered engine and the CVT.

Interior

The Versa has a big back seat and it's easy to see out of, but that's about all that's good. The driving position suffers from lack of standard height adjustability and steering-wheel telescoping. Visibility is expansive. The quality of interior materials is subpar.

Utility

Its 14.9-cubic-foot trunk challenges those of midsize sedans for space. It's enormous for a subcompact sedan. A folding rear seatback is found only in the SV. Small-item storage is poor apart from a big glovebox.

Technology

Tech is pretty much restricted to a rearview camera, a USB port, Bluetooth and a touchscreen. You can get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the SV trim as an option. No accident avoidance tech is available.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Nissan Versa.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

2019 versa
Greg,11/18/2018
Just bought a 2019 versa so far so good! I like the fact that its a simple car. I was looking for a new car that got great mileage at a great price. I feel the lack of electronics and power windows etc. Will aid in the Long Jevity and future maintenance costs. They say it has plane styling but I think it's OK looking car. Very happy with it. I hope it lasts me a very long time
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$12,360
MPG
27 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
109 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$14,500
MPG
31 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
109 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$15,990
MPG
31 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
109 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Versa safety features:

Rearview camera
Makes backing up less stressful by letting you see where your rearview mirrors cannot.
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.
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
    Poor
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Nissan Versa vs. the competition

2019 Nissan Versa

2019 Nissan Versa

2019 Nissan Sentra

2019 Nissan Sentra

Nissan Versa vs. Nissan Sentra

If you like the idea of getting the most space for the least amount of money but want a car with more traditional looks and a bit more space, the bigger Nissan Sentra deserves a look. You'll get a bigger engine and all the aforementioned extra space as well as nicer materials on the inside, too. Of course, the Sentra costs more. But we think it's money well spent.

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Nissan Versa vs. Mitsubishi Mirage

The Versa and the Mirage are two of the least expensive cars on sale today. Alas, neither car is all that great. But in this matchup, we give the nod to the Versa. The Mirage has higher fuel economy but that's about it. Driving the Mirage is, frankly, miserable. It's not a car we recommend.

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Nissan Versa vs. Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent is proof that small, affordable cars don't have to look and feel inexpensive. Styling inside and out is borderline handsome, and the car's solid build quality and long warranty coverage are other draws. Of course, the nicer options are only available on the more expensive trim levels, and not everyone will find the seats to their liking. But the Accent is a more appealing car than the Versa overall.

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2019 Nissan Versa for Sale

Nissan Versa 2019 SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)
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Nissan Versa 2019 S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
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Nissan Versa 2019 SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)
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More about the 2019 Nissan Versa

The 2019 Nissan Versa is built around the idea of offering you the most interior and cargo space for the least amount of money. It has a larger back seat than cars costing twice as much and is one of the least expensive vehicles on sale today.

Much to the Versa's credit the ride is surprisingly good, especially when you consider its rather basic suspension configuration. But in terms of driving enjoyment there's almost nothing to say, with the uninspiring five-speed manual transmission only available in the lowest trim level, and the underpowered engine is uninterested in anything other than fuel economy.

The most basic Versa is the S, and it includes a hands-free Bluetooth connectivity plumbed into its standard AM/FM radio via a 7-inch touchscreen. And it rides on 15-inch-diameter steel wheels with hubcaps. Like every Versa model, it's powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that makes a paltry 109 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is the only choice with this trim.

One step up from there is the S Plus, which replaces the five-speed manual with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), cruise control and a rear deck spoiler. After that, the SV and its optional Special Edition package get you something closer to more mainstream cars with alloy wheels, push-button start, a vehicle immobilizer, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Small cars should return big fuel economy numbers and the Versa lives up to the promise. The Versa S Plus and SV, with their CVT automatics, are rated to achieve an EPA-rated 34 mpg in combined driving.

As much as we wish the Versa offered above and beyond what it does, what it does do, which is offer spacious basic transportation, it does quite well. If the 2019 Nissan Versa is in your price range and on your radar, make sure to use the expert analysis and resources at Edmunds to help you find the right car for you.

2019 Nissan Versa Overview

The 2019 Nissan Versa is offered in the following submodels: Versa Sedan. Available styles include S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M), S Plus 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT), and SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT).

What do people think of the 2019 Nissan Versa?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Nissan Versa and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Versa 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 2019 Versa.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Nissan Versa and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Versa featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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 2019 Nissan Versa?
2019 Nissan Versa SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Nissan Versa SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $17,285. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan Versa SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,514 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,514 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$15,771.

The average savings for the 2019 Nissan Versa SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is8.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2019 Nissan Versa S Plus 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Nissan Versa S Plus 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $15,595. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan Versa S Plus 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,384 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,384 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$14,211.

The average savings for the 2019 Nissan Versa S Plus 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is8.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2019 Nissan Versa S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

The 2019 Nissan Versa S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $13,255. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan Versa S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M) is trending $1,355 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,355 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$11,900.

The average savings for the 2019 Nissan Versa S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M) is10.2% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Nissan Versa?

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