By Staff Contributor.
The Nissan Versa Sedan has the 1.6S engine that boosts 109hp and gets 27/36 MPG, however there are some great options you can go for the 1.6S plus or 1.6SV that both have 109hp and gets 31/40 of course the Sedan seats 5 so the whole family can pile in. Trunk space is great, but the Hatchback fits more. Lets talk about the front headroom you can actually fit tall people and have clearance to spare plus rear legroom that makes for a comfortable ride for adults.
We could go over the microfinished engine components that help to reduce friction and provide a quicker response that helps the sedan get that awesome 40MPG, however we would rather talk about the IIHS Top Safety Pick award that it received.
The portable cargo organizer helps you to keep your truck space organized plus it is collapsible for easy storage. At night the illuminated kick plates make it a bit easier to see and keep protect the front door sills. Now one of our favorite options is the rear decklid spoiler adds a more-sportier look to this awesome sedan.
The Nissan Versa Hatchback utilizes the 1.8SL engine also has 122 hp, gets MPG at 28 city 34 highway which is a little better then the base sedan with the 1.6S at 27MPG city, plus it can go about 400 miles before another fill up. Nissan also offers advanced the Xtronic CVT “shiftless” transmission for a seamless flow of power with no shift-shock and smooth ride or you can choose a 6-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic.
It also seats five, but you can fit more in the cargo then the sedan you can add the cargo organizer option that has a lid to conceal your shopping bags. With the 60/40 split seats and the rear seat has most legroom in its class.
A great option is the Nissan Navigation System. The 5-inch touch screen is built into the dash with 3-D perspective map viewing, points of interest plus displays incoming calls. AutoComparison likes the Versa Sedan MPG over the Hatchback, but we like the cargo space better in the Hatchback if you are in need of more cargo go for the Hatchback, but if not get the Sedan especially with the current gas prices.
(Note: All vehicles provided by manufacturers for comparison test purposes. Photos provided by Nissan.)