The Nissan Versa Hatchback comes in two distinct trims: The basic S model and the more advanced SL. The S comes with a 1.8 L 4 cylinder 122 hp engine and a standard 6 speed manual transmission. Buyers can upgrade to an automatic four speed transmission, but the cost to do so will place this vehicle in direct competition with better hatchback family vehicles. The S also has 15 inch steel wheels, air conditioning, full power accessories, 60/40 split folding seats, 4 speaker sound system with CD player. The Plus Package gives buyers the addition of Keyless entry and cruise control. The upgrade to an automatic transmission adds features like Bluetooth, steering wheel wrapped in leather, audio controls in the steering wheel and 15 inch alloy wheels.
The Nissan Versa Hatchback SL version comes with far more, but it starts with the same 1.8 Liter 122 hp 4 cylinder engine. The SL comes standard with a continuously variably transmission and includes all options of the S trim. It also adds a keyless entry/ignition, upgraded upholstery, height adjustable driver seat, auto dimming rearview mirror, front and rear armrests, 6 speaker sound system and an optional navigation package. Both trims come with antilock brakes, brake assist, traction and stability control, front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags.
The Nissan Versa Hatchback is one of only a few in its class to offer features like navigation systems, keyless entry and Bluetooth and that has made it a prime choice for many buyers. It offers a simple transportation that is spacious and cheap. With 33mpg fuel economy, buyers can afford to take their family on more and longer trips. The hatchback may not be the most stylish and well known subcompact vehicle, but the options offered and the low price make it a viable option for anyone that is looking to get the most bang for their buck. Performance enthusiasts will not be impressed, but those who simply want a stable and comfortable ride will find that it more than measures up.