2020 Nissan Versa

Original MSRP Range
$14,830 - $18,340
Available Style(s)
27 - 32 MPG City / 35 - 40 MPG Hwy
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2020 Nissan Versa

What We Like

  • Low, low base price and great value
  • Improved exterior appearance
  • Big trunk for a small sedan

What We Don't

  • Drum brakes in the rear
  • Some hard plastic interior details
  • Manual transmission only available on the base model


Expert Rating

4.2/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.0/ 5


What's New in the 2020 Nissan Versa?

The Versa has received a total redesign for the new model year, with a new exterior design, new interior and revised powertrain. See the 2020 Nissan Versa models for sale near you


Which Versa is the Best?

The 2020 Nissan Versa proves that buying an entry-level compact sedan doesn't mean you have to sacrifice comfort, convenience, safety and dignity. The new Versa is a marked improvement over the outgoing vehicle, and a good value. Find a Nissan Versa for sale

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How Much Does a 2020 Nissan Versa Cost?

The Versa comes with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine (122 horsepower/114 lb-ft of torque) and front-wheel drive. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard on Versa S 1.6 5MT, while an Xtronic CVT with D-Step logic control is standard on all other Versa models.

The Versa S 1.6 5MT comes with 15-in steel wheels with full wheel covers, front disc/rear drum brakes, independent strut front suspension/torsion beam rear suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars and electric power steering. It gets standard cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, high-beam assist, a RearView monitor, rear automatic braking, hill start assist and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS). Standard exterior features include automatic on/off halogen projector headlights, a chrome grille, dual power outside mirrors, black outside mirrors, black door handles and a carbon-fiber look rear diffuser. Interior standard features include air conditioning, power windows with driver's one-touch auto-up/down, power door locks, remote keyless entry with push-button ignition, manually adjusting tilt-and-telescoping steering column, sun visors with vanity mirrors and extensions, map lights and reading lights, a 12-volt DC power outlet, a 6-way manual adjustable driver's seat and a 4-way manual adjustable front passenger seat with cloth seat trim, and matte carbon-fiber-look interior door trim. Standard infotainment features include a 7-in touchscreen display with Siri Eyes Free, Google Assistant Voice Recognition and Nissan Voice Recognition for audio, an AM/FM audio system with four speakers, hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, an auxiliary audio jack, three USB ports, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System.

The Versa S 1.6 Xtronic includes all of the same standard features, and adds a 60/40-split folding rear seat.

The Versa SV 1.6 Xtronic includes all of the standard features of the Versa S 1.6 Xtronic, plus the following additions and upgrades: 16-in aluminum-alloy wheels, lane-departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, intelligent driver alertness, body color outside mirrors and door handles, heated outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicator, rear door alert, a driver's seat-mounted armrest, premium cloth seat trim, Prima-Tex-appointed dash trim, chrome interior door handles, an advanced drive-assist display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM radio with 3-month complimentary trial access.

The Versa SR 1.6 Xtronic includes all of the standard features of the Versa SV 1.6 Xtronic, plus the following additions and upgrades: 17-in 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels, LED headlights with LED signature Daytime Running Lights, fog lights, a dark chrome grille, black-painted outside mirrors, a body-color rear spoiler, automatic temperature control, Follow Me Home headlights, remote engine start system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and six speakers.

A $300 Convenience Package is available on SR models only, and it includes adaptive cruise control and heated front seats. Eight exterior colors are available, including three "emotional" colors ($395): Electric Blue Metallic, Monarch Orange Metallic and Scarlet Ember Tintcoat.

Versa Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Versa S CVT$16,500 / $16,0854 Cylinder12232 / 405-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Versa S Manual$14,830 / $14,4634 Cylinder122N/A5-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Versa SR CVT$18,340 / $17,8744 Cylinder12232 / 40Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Versa SV CVT$17,740 / $17,2904 Cylinder12232 / 40Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD

Is the 2020 Nissan Versa a Safe Car?

Each Versa gets Nissan's Advanced Air Bag System with front air bags, seat-mounted driver and front-passenger airbags and knee air bags, and roof-mounted curtain side-impact air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection. Front seat belts are 3-point with pretensioners and load limiters. A LATCH system is standard, along with child safety rear door locks and power windows lock-out button. A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) with individual tire pressure display and an Easy-Fill Tire Alert is also standard.

5 Year Cost to Own

$29,573 ($0.39 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Trunk Pkg


2020 Nissan Versa vs the competition

2019 Toyota Yaris – Starting at $15,600, the Yaris dropped the "iA" from its name this year, but soldiers on as a value compact sedan.

2019 Honda Fit Starting at $16,190, the Fit is a compact hatchback that excels in interior packaging with a big cargo compartment.

2019 Hyundai Accent Starting at $14,995, the Accent is a well-equipped little sedan with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

2019 Kia Rio Starting at $15,390, the Rio may be the best-looking compact sedan of the bunch, and also comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

2019 Chevrolet SonicStarting at $15,420, the Sonic is also on its way out, but has virtue as a compact hatchback with style.

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