Available in S and SL trim levels, the 2008 Nissan Versa comes in two body styles – the four door Sedan and the five door Hatchback. It features a 122 horsepower 1.8-liter gas-powered 4-cylinder equipped with either a 4-speed automatic, a 6-speed manual or a 1-speed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) depending on the model. The Versa comes decently equipped with air conditioning, cruise control, power steering, windows, locks and mirrors, front bucket seats, an AM/FM/CD audio system, ABS brakes and EPA estimates of 26 City/31 Highway MPG.Read more Read less
On the heels of a successful launch, the Nissan Versa enters 2008 with few changes. A $700 Sport Package is a new addition on the SL's option list and hatchbacks in S trim can now order cruise control. XM is now the only satellite radio provider for the model.
Low price; good fuel economy; spacious interior; strongest engine in class; excellent NHTSA crash test results.
Nissan's 2008 Versa remains one of the most spacious sub-compacts available today, with the hatchback boasting 17.8 cubic feet of luggage space behind the standard 60/40 split fold-down rear seat and a very generous 50.4 cubic feet when configured in full cargo mode. The standard 1.8L engine is bigger and more powerful than its competitors' powerplants, and the Versa offers a roomier cabin and more head and legroom than most of its peers. Despite having a very low cost of entry, the Versa is well equipped with air conditioning, six front and side air bags, and a CD player.