Nissan has launched the all-new Versa.
For a number of years, the Nissan Versa was the cheapest new cars you could buy today. Now, the 2020 model has arrived as a follow-up to a generation that Nissan built for the past seven years, since 2012. On display here is an all-new body, new interior, and more tech than before. That said, Nissan has increased the price for their entry-level model, to the point there the base S costs $15,625. That’s $2,270 more than the 2019 Versa.
Under the hood is an upgraded “Gen3” 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. While the last generation managed an anemic 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque, this one has a bit more oomph. Now, the 2020 Nissan Versa produces 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. As before, you still get a 5-speed manual transmission as the base option. Nissan’s Xtronic CVT is available on the S trim for $1,670 more, and it comes as the only transmission on the upper SV and SR trims.
The 2020 Nissan Versa still has a 7.0-inch touchscreen display as standard fare, even on the base S model. That means you do get Bluetooth connectivity, as well as three USB ports. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are only available on SV and SR models, however. More luxurious features like automatic climate control, Rear Door Alert and nicer seats and interior trim are only available on the SR trim.
Even though Nissan bumped up the power, the 2020 Nissan Versa also sports improved fuel economy over the old model. The CVT models delivery the best fuel economy, with 32 City / 40 Highway / 35 Combined mpg. The 5-speed manual is less expensive, but is also less efficient with 27 City / 35 Highway / 30 Combined mpg.
Check out more details on the 2020 Nissan Versa and our impressions in the video above. Come back to TFLcar.com for more news, views and real-world reviews!