New for 2007, the Versa is a compact four-door available as a sedan or a hatchback, that holds up to five passengers while achieving good fuel economy. The standard engine is the 1.8-liter four-cylinder that produces 122 horsepower linked to a six-speed manual transmission (with the option of either the four-speed automatic or variable speed automatic).Read more Read less
The brand-new 2007 Versa fits under the Sentra as Nissan's entry level model, and signals the manufacturer's foray into the sub-compact market. And in a segment where every inch of interior space is appreciated, the Versa's 94.3 cubic feet of passenger volume stands near the top of its class. The Versa is powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder that can be matched with a six-speed manual transmission, a four-speed automatic transmission, or a CVT. Body styles include a sedan and a hatchback, and both can be had in either base S trim or uplevel SL trim. The SL adds alloy wheels, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat (to the sedan), cloth seat trim, and power accoutrements. The SL also gets a six-disc in-dash CD changer and auxiliary audio input jack. Pricing starts at $12,550 regardless of the number of doors on the car, which is competitive with other players in the market.
Low price; good gas mileage; roomy interior; available CVT; excellent NHSA crash test results.
Nissan's 2007 Versa is one of the most spacious sub-compacts available today, with the hatchback boasting 17.8 cubic feet of luggage behind the standard 60/40 split fold-down rear seat and a very generous 50.4 cubic feet when configured in full cargo mode. Both sedan and hatchback also offer a roomier cabin and more head and legroom than most competitors in its class. A low entry price of $12,550 and notable standard equipment such as air conditioning, air bags all around, and a CD player make the Versa an attractive alternative to Honda's Fit and Toyota's Yaris.