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2012 Nissan Versa Sedan

Price Range: $10,990 - $15,990 | 27 MPG City - 36 MPG Highway

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2012 Nissan Versa Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan

The 2012 Nissan Versa offers exceptional value per dollar. No other car in the compact segment can match it for base price, as the S sedan slots in more than $3,000 less than much of the competition. Even the top-trim SL starts at $15,560. In the meantime, buyers get a lot of car, both in features and in spaciousness, which should satisfy budget-minded shoppers who still want to haul their family, friends and stuff around with them.

What's new for 2012?

For 2012, the big news the Nissan Versa is a completely redesigned Versa sedan. The car comes with a bargain $10,990 base price, making it one of the most inexpensive cars available. The Versa is by no means cheap, however. Even in that base trim level, the Versa sedan comes with air conditioning, six airbags and a bevy of electronic safety features.

Model Strengths

  • One of the most inexpensive new cars available
  • surprisingly spacious cabin and trunk
  • fuel economy
  • good highway manners

Model Review

For 2012, Nissan has completely restyled its Versa sedan. Three trim levels are offered: S, SV and SL. All are powered by a new 109-hp 1.6L 4-cylinder with continuously variable valve timing. In the S, a 5-speed manual transmission puts power to the front wheels, while SV and SL cars are equipped with Nissan's Xtronic continuously variable transmission. When so equipped, the Versa sedan delivers an EPA estimate 33 mpg combined fuel economy.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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4dr Sdn Manual 1.6 S

Engine

Engine Type 1.6L Gas I4
Horsepower 109 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 107 @ 4400 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 10.8 gal
Fuel Economy 27 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 388.8 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 15 x 5.5 in.
Tires P185/65R15
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.8 in. / 41.8 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 36.6 in. / 37.0 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 13.1 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 102.4 in.
Curb Weight 2345 lb.
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4dr Sdn Manual 1.6 S

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Power Steering Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard