An enormous back seat; good fuel economy with the continuously variable transmission (CVT); attractive styling; low base price; versatile Divide-N-Hide cargo area; available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Steering wheel doesn't telescope; sparsely equipped interior on cheaper models; so-so crash-test results; no heated side mirrors or navigation option; no driver-assist systems
Midway through 2018, Nissan upgraded the Versa Note with a 7-in color touchscreen audio system and rearview camera. For 2019, NissanConnect with SiriusXM, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is made standard on the SV Special Edition and SR trims.
Our pick would be the SV. At just under $17,500, it's a good value, and it has all the power and entertainment accessories expected in a modern vehicle.
The 2019 Versa Note comes as a 5-door hatchback in three trims: S, SV and SR.
The S ($16,545) includes a CVT automatic transmission, 15-in steel wheels, crank windows, manual door locks and 4-way manual front seats that lack height adjustment, even for the driver. Power mirrors, air conditioning, a 7-in touchscreen audio system with Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free and an auxiliary input jack are standard, as are a rearview monitor and an active grille shutter that reportedly improves fuel economy.
The SV ($17,445) adds power windows and locks, as well as keyless entry, upgraded interior cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver's seat with an armrest, cruise control, a USB/iPod input, Divide-N-Hide storage, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and bright interior accents.
The SR ($19,255) adds suede seat accents, variable intermittent front wipers, Intelligent Key with push-button start, Easy Fill Tire Alert, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM, a vehicle engine immobilizer, a rear-seat armrest with cup holders, SR badges, 16-in aluminum-alloy wheels, a sporty grille and front and rear fascias, dark headlight surrounds, fog lights and a rear spoiler.
The SV Special Edition package adds Intelligent Key, push-button start, 15-in alloy wheels, fog lights, variable wipers, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and SiriusXM.
Trunk space in the Versa Note measures a useful 21.4 cu ft. behind the rear seatbacks, and that number nearly doubles if you fold them down. Moreover, the available Divide-N-Hide storage system adds a concealed cargo-floor compartment with a cover that can be lowered or removed to facilitate serious hauling tasks. It's a simple, yet effective system, and we're surprised it took someone this long to dream it up.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2019 Honda Fit -- The Honda Fit continues to stand alone as the versatility champ among small hatchbacks, offering SUV-like cargo capacity in a compact package. The Fit also offers Honda Sensing driver assist systems.