Consumer Reviews
Be the first to write a review for the 2019 Nissan Versa Note
View Pictures
2019 Nissan 1130 Versa Note 31500 400889
Write a Review for the 2019 Nissan Versa Note
Step 1: Rate and review this vehicle
Overall rating
Overall
Reliability rating
Reliability
Interior rating
Interior
Exterior rating
Exterior
Driving rating
Driving Dynamics
600 of 600 characters remaining
Step 2: Enter vehicle details
Enter mileage as a number
* All Fields Required

Expert Reviews

New Car Test Drive
powered by New Car Test Drive
Introduction

The 2019 Nissan Versa offers one simple idea to car shoppersΓÇöa low price.

For about $13,000 the base 2019 Versa has clean styling, decent standard equipment, and a frugal powertrain. Prices can reach nearly $20,000, but even at that point the Versa is one of the most affordable new cars on the road.

The base Versa S gets air conditioning and Bluetooth in its spare cabin. The powertrain teams a 1.6-liter inline-4 with 109 horsepower to a 5-speed manual transmission, but for a couple thousand more, Nissan fits a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

In either version, the Versa’s acceleration around town is leisurely, but fuel economy is strong, at up to 34 mpg combined.

The Versa has a low curb weight of about 2,450 pounds, which means it can be entertaining on a twisty road. It has nicely weighted steering, too.

The Versa hasn’t been fully crash-tested by the NHTSA. The IIHS gives it ΓÇ£GoodΓÇ¥ ratings in its basic crash tests, but a ΓÇ£PoorΓÇ¥ rating in the driver-side small overlap test.

A new Versa arrives for the 2020 model year.

Model Lineup

The base Versa S sedan costs about $13,000 and includes a 3-year warranty, a 7.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment, Bluetooth, air conditioning, steel wheels with hubcaps, and roll-up windows.

The $15,500 Versa S Plus replaces the 5-speed with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and adds cruise control and a rear spoiler.

The Versa SV costs about $17,000 and adds power windows and locks, plus remote entry, more adjustment to the driver’s seat, and a few other features. A package with keyless ignition and revised infotainment software with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility costs $800.

Versa Note hatchbacks are generally equipped about the same. There’s no manual transmission base model, so pricing with the CVT starts at about $16,500.

A Versa Note SV with the Special Edition package adds Apple and Android compatibility, alloy wheels, keyless ignition, power windows and locks, and a few other items. It costs about $18,300.

Walkaround

Narrow and tall, the Versa sedan has big headlights that sweep well into the fenders and flank a chrome grille. It’s a simple, clean, classic sedan profile with few frills.

The hatchback, called the Note, is cleaner and more cohesive, thanks mostly to the longer roofline. From some angles it looks more like a handsome small van than a subcompact hatchback.

Interior

The cabins of both the sedan and hatchback are plain and simply arranged, with good outward vision. Controls are grouped high on the dash.

The Versa’s front seats adjust four ways. The SV model has six-way adjustment for the front seats; the driver gets an armrest but not the passenger.

Legroom in the rear seat is 38.3 inches in the hatchback and 37 inches in the sedan. The sedan’s trunk is spacious for a subcompact at 15 cubic feet, while the Note has 18.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, and a relatively vast 38.3 cubic feet with it folded.

Driving Impressions

The Versa makes the most of its lean 109-hp engine. With the 5-speed manual it tries to feel sporty; the CVT puts the engine into the middle of the powerband. Neither creates too much power. The Versa’s meant for economy, not acceleration.

The Versa’s ride is fairly comfortable on most surfaces, including rough city streets or even dirt roads. There’s enough wheel travel for bumps. The steering has good heft and the road feel is decent, so it’s reasonably confident on a curvy road.

Summary

The 2019 Nissan Versa carries one of the lowest base prices in the new-car market. Its biggest appeal comes with the low price and its new-car warranty. Interior space is fine, and the Versa sips fuel with either transmission. It lacks some equipment standard on rivals, but most features can be had on the top trim levels.

Search Local Cars for Sale
Searching Locally
0 found
2019 Nissan listings within 25 miles of your ZIP code.
Find 2019 Nissan listings for sale near you.
Autotrader vehicle image
Autotrader vehicle image
Autotrader vehicle image
Autotrader vehicle image
Vehicle History Report
Get answers to buy with confidence. Save when you purchase multiple reports.
  • Check whether an accident has been reported on the vehicle
  • Check for severe damage, salvage, and theft
AutoCheck Reports
Free Dealer Price Quotes
Get free quotes from dealers near you.
Insurance Quote
Get a free insurance quote provided by GEICO and save 15% or more.
Car Selling Services
List your car in minutes on AutoTrader.com.
New & Used Auto Loans
Compare real, custom loan offers from multiple lenders in minutes!
Official loan marketplace source of NADAguides.com
2019 Nissan Versa Note
345
Recommended Competitors
Recommended vehicles based on NADAguides.com audience feedback. The values listed below are based on MSRP and does not include any incentives, trade-in, options, or other adjustments.
This Vehicle

New & Used Car Search

Select from one or more dropdowns below, to find the right car for you. You can filter by car price, year, and make. For a more robust search, navigate to our official Car Finder Tool.
Price
All Prices
Year
All Years
Make
All Makes
See all cars
AMO Page View Count Pixel