2009 Nissan Versa Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,758 - $6,309
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
107-122
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,758 - $6,309
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
107-122
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Nissan Versa If...

The 2009 Nissan Versa leads the small-car pack in spaciousness, which is worth considering if you carry passengers in the back seat. Standing tall in both dimensions and refinement, it may also tempt those who appreciate the smoothness of a CVT, which promises 33 miles per gallon on the highway (according to EPA fuel-economy estimates).

Nissan Versa Models & Trims

1.8 S $3,758 - $5,257*
Horsepower: 122 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-cyl
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 5.5 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
1.8 SL $4,263 - $5,834*
Horsepower: 122 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-cyl
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 5.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
1.6 Base $4,479 - $5,806*
Horsepower: 107 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-cyl
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 14 x 5.0 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
1.6 $4,479 - $5,806*
Horsepower: 107 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-cyl
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 14 x 5.0 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
1.8 SL FE+ $4,616 - $6,309*
Horsepower: 122 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-cyl
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 5.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.02

122 Reviews

32% 46% 17% 2% 2%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

I feel like an adult in this car. It is fuel efficient and fits any parking spot.

It is an affordable car with a decent trunk. I have the hatchback model and it allows me to travel with any gear I need as a single guy. I have traveled cross country with it without issues. I average 29 miles per gallon highway. There was a factory recall on the airbag but Nissan took care of it free of charge. The only time I have had issues were hauling max payload through elevation change in the western us. Even then it handled the miles, just had to be maintained in those circumstances.

- Logan J

Reliable and dependable, small amd innocuous

My car is reliable. Besides an airbag vehicle and routine tire and oil changes, it's needed nothing. I did put a bluetooth speaker in it to walk safely on the phone. The size is a little small for safety reasons, and backseat passengers have little room or comfort. But the trunk space is surprisingly ample. I don't need anything faster, but I do dream of having something more comfortable for road trips. It gets pretty solid miles per gallon. I like that it's inconspicuous.

- Melissa P

Great family car. We have taken this car on several trips and everyone is always very comfortable. The hatchback provides a lot of trunk space as well.

I love the space that I have in the vehicle. It has been perfect for people of all sizes that has gotten into my car. The only thing that I do not like currently is, I have a newborn and with his car seat in the back it is making the passenger seat sit so far forward it is hard for some people to get in the car. However, I do not fault the car as I should have done more research.

- Courtney C

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,758 - $5,257
$4,263 - $5,834

Horsepower

Horsepower
122 hp
122 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC 16
1.8L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.5 - 40.6 in.
39.5 - 40.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38 in.
38 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.9 - 38.3 in.
37.9 - 38.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.8 cu. ft.
13.8 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P185/65R15
P185/65R15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.4 in.
102.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.2 ft.
34.2 ft.

Length

Length
169.1 - 176 in.
169.1 - 176 in.

Width

Width
66.7 in.
66.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2671 - 2722 .lbs
2734 - 2758 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
122 hp
122 hp

Torque

Torque
127 ft. lbs.
127 ft. lbs.

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 mpg
30 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
33 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Not Available
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings