Now available with an engine immobilizer and intelligent key, the 2013 Nissan Versa is available in both sedan and hatchback trim levels. The sedan is powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 109 hp/107 lb-ft of torque while the hatchback is powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that yields 122 hp/127 lb-ft of torque. Both cars have FWD paired with a Xtronic CVT transmission, the sedan also offers a 5-speed manual while the hatchback offers an additional 4-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 24 mpg city to 38 mpg highway. Features include navigation, hands-free phone capabilities, premium sound system, audio input jack, and iPod® interface. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, side-impact airbags, roof-mounted curtain airbags, vehicle dynamic control (VDC), traction control system (TCS), anti-lock braking (ABS), and tire pressure monitoring (TPMS). The Versa is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Nissan has given the Versa Sedan a few trim adjustments for 2013. A new trim level, the S Plus, is similar to the standard S sedan, but includes the cruise control package and a CVT transmission. SV models receive a couple of interior tweaks including chrome door handles, a passenger armrest and nicer upholstery on the doors. SL models get an intelligent key with remote trunk release, sun visor extenders and an immobilizer. S models now come with a trunk light and are available with an optional automatic transmission. Fuel economy is up to 40 mpg for sedans equipped with the CVT. The Versa Hatchback is unchanged for 2013.
One of the most inexpensive new cars available; spacious cabin and trunk; fuel economy; good highway manners
The 2013 Nissan Versa offers exceptional value per dollar. Few other cars in the compact segment can match it for base price. Even the top-trim SL starts at $16,590. And that price buys a lot of car, both in features and in spaciousness. Fuel economy is strong too--the CVT-equipped Versa achieves up to 35 mpg combined, according to the EPA.