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2016 Nissan Versa in Hopkinsville

The Nissan Versa sedan is the least expensive compact car in the U.S. Don't think it's like one of those "eco-boxes" of yesteryear, though. Air conditioning, cloth upholstery and a tilt-only steering wheel are standard. Same with a trip computer, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and a four-speaker audio system with a CD player. Even the recent upgrades for the 2016 Versa, like body-colored rearview mirrors on the S trim and a leather-wrapped steering wheel on the top-level SL, barely budge the affordable price.

Shoppers of the 2016 Nissan Versa have four trim levels to choose from. All come with a 1.6-liter-cylinder engine underneath the shapely hood. Horsepower and torque are 109 and 107, respectively, which are channeled to the front wheels either by a five-speed manual transmission, a four-speed automatic or continuously variable transmission (CVT). Fuel economy ranges from 30 mpg in combined driving with either the manual or automatic to an excellent 35 mpg combined with the CVT.*

Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Versa solid marks in safety. The sedan received three out of five stars in the front crash tests from the federal organization while the non-profit IIHS made it a Top Safety Pick recipient. This is unsurprising. Besides the usual safety equipment like traction and stability control, and front, front-side and side-curtain airbags, the sedan was designed using what Nissan calls "Zone Body" construction. This means the chassis is built with front-and-rear crumple zones, hood buckle creases and safety stops, pipe-style side-door guard beams and an energy-absorbing steering column.

 

Besides its price tag, the Versa stands alone among the competition thanks to its spacious interior. This is especially true for the rear row, which is head-and-legroom friendly even for six-foot tall adults. Trunk space is also class-leading at nearly 15 cu.-ft. of roomy goodness.

The Versa S Plus slots above the S. It builds on the lower trim with standard cruise control and a rear trunklid spoiler. Buyers who step up to the SV model get a slew of creature comforts ranging from keyless entry via a fob, power windows and door locks, a nicer interior, map lights and a USB port. Finally, the top-of-the-line SL brings such exclusive bits as larger wheels, rearview side mirrors with integrated turn signals and push-button ignition.

An appearance package is available on the SV. It adds fog lamps and chrome exterior accents to name a few. The Tech package, which is also available on the SV, comes with Bluetooth streaming audio, a rearview camera system and voice-controlled navigation.

 

*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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