- sedan 72,971
- Saint Paul, MN
- 1 month
- sedan 72,971 gasoline blue
2010 nissan versa review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Versatile, roomy and easy on the budget. introductionthe nissan versa is a nimble subcompact with comfort, performance, versatility, and generous interior space. It's easy on the budget to buy and easy on the budget to operate. The 2010 versa features fresh styling and an upgraded interior. the versa is a big and roomy inside with decent head room and leg room and lots of hip room, making it a good choice for larger drivers. Its big, cushy seats are comfortable. Back-seat passengers will find rear-seat leg room as good as that in larger cars and suvs. All three are subcompacts designed with tall rooflines for increased interior comfort and visibility. All models have a new grille and wheels, and revised interior fabrics and finishes. The sl hatchback model gets sport front and rear fascias, body side sills, fog lights, and rear spoiler as standard equipment. An optional navigation system is being offered. Other changes for 2010 include auxiliary input added to the base audio system; interface system for ipod added to the upgraded radio. most models come with a 1. 8-liter engine, though the stripper sedan model comes with a 1. 6-liter engine. fuel economy for the nissan versa depends on the powertrain. Best is the versa sl with cvt (continuously variable transmission) with an epa-estimated 28/34 mpg city/highway. It comes with air conditioning (which can be deleted for a savings of $1,000), pre-wiring for audio. Anti-lock brakes are optional 250). The hatchback features a 60/40 split folding rear seat. Options include a power plus package 930) with power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, cruise control, door armrest pads, rear-door map pockets, and automatic door locks; and vehicle dynamic control with traction control 370). versa sl sedan 16,100) and sl hatchback 16,530) are fitted with the xtronic continuously variable transmission (cvt). Versa sl models are upgraded with premium woven seat fabric, a more adjustable driver's seat, split folding rear seats, center armrests front and rear, the power plus package, a 180-watt stereo with an in-dash six-cd changer and mp3 capability, and 15-inch machined alloy wheels. a convenience package for the versa sl sedan 650) includes an intelligent key system, bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. A premium package for the sl hatchback 980) includes everything from the convenience package plus 16-inch alloy wheels. A moonroof package 600) for the sl hatchback adds a power glass sunroof and illuminated visor vanity mirrors. Both sl models are also available with the nav/sat radio 610), which includes a navigation system with five-inch screen and xm satellite radio. accessories include splash guards 110), floor mats 155), auto-dimming inside mirror 125), and aluminum kick plates 130). A rear roof spoiler 250) and a new cargo organizer 160) can be added to the hatchback. safety features include frontal airbags, side-impact airbags, roof-mounted curtain airbags, front-seat active head restraints, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Anti-lock brakes (abs) with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution (ebd) are standard on the s and sl trim levels and an option 250) on the base model. walkaroundthe nissan versa looks bigger than it is. The sl hatchback, with its front spoiler below the bumper, has a more aggressive and sporty look. at the rear ends of the sedan and hatchback things are, expectedly, much different. With the hatchback, the side edges of the tailgate angle sharply inward to clear the cat's-eye taillights. With the sedan, the taillights are different but the trunk lid still angles inward. We like the hatchback a little better, especially the sl version with its roof-mounted spoiler. the sedan is nearly seven inches longer than the hatchback and has a more conventional rear end, with a trunk. The sedan is handsome enough, with its long, tapering sail panels. we find the hatchback more appealing. We like its distinctive styling and it's more versatile than the sedan. interiorthe huge front seats in the nissan versa are roomy and comfortable. As with the other cars in this class, the versa driver gets lots of legroom and headroom. In terms of hip room, however, the versa is a real standout. The width and the substantial structure of the front seats may make the versa a great choice among subcompacts for big drivers. The cloth-covered seats are comfortable without being too soft and offer plenty of side support. the back seat is particularly impressive. Even a six-footer shouldn't feel cramped as the rear seat legroom is at or near the top of the class. No hard plastics here. the instrument pod contains three large, well-recessed gauges that are easy to read. The speedometer takes pride of place in the center and almost seems as if it is floating over the other two gauges. controls for the dash mounted radio and cd changer are well integrated into the center stack, and although they are not very large they are easy to see and comprehend. There is a large volume knob in the center with a very visible power button. Three functional, conventional knobs operate the climate control system. All in all there's nothing fancy about any of the controls, although everything looks well finished. Two large cupholders are conveniently located under the center stack. the optional intelligent key allows for keyless starting of the engine, something that up until now has only been available in luxury cars. We don't recommend it. Tow truck operators tell us they get a lot of calls dealing with keyless starting systems. And we don't find them a big benefit. cargo versatility is a strong point for the hatchback. There's a generous 17. 8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats in place. Versa sl with cvt, or continuously variable transmission, gets an epa-estimated 28/34 mpg city/highway. Nissan has been a standout in cvt technology. In addition to delivering exceptional fuel economy, it's very smooth and most drivers probably won't notice it's anything other than a regular automatic. a cvt doesn't shift gears like an automatic transmission. Instead, a segmented belt rides up and down on cone-shaped pulleys to vary the speed ratio between the engine and the drivetrain. It works more efficiently than a traditional automatic, which is why the versa equipped with a cvt delivers such good highway mileage. Around town it has the same economy as a manual transmission, better than an automatic, in other words. we've been pleased with the versa. It has plenty of zip and there's no problem merging into traffic on a fast free-flowing freeway. We found it not unpleasant. In regular stop-and-go traffic under slow acceleration there is no sensation other than the car moving forward smoothly with no sound or feel of shifting gears.
Saint Paul, MNSaint Paul, MN 1 month at autoshopper.com