Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,026 - $7,449
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
109-122
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,026 - $7,449
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
109-122
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.1 Overall Score
Performance 2.8 Comfort 3.7 Styling 2.4 Value 3.1

Editor's Overview

Like the bulk-food isle at the grocery store, buying a Nissan Versa is a great way to get a lot of car for not much money. Roomy, comfortable and cheap, the new-for-2012 Versa sedan's charms...

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2012 Nissan Versa Owner Reviews

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326 Reviews
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Used Nissan Versa 2012 Review

2012 Nissan Versa

I bought my car used two years ago and it runs great. I have never had a problem with it breaking down or leaving me stranded anywhere due to any type of defect. It has over 90,000 miles on it and still runs great. It gets good gas mileage, at least 30 miles to the gallon. This makes it more economically friendly for you as the customer. I personally think that it has a good stereo system, with options for radio, cd, and aux already set into it, so I can play music from my phone. There are only two real downsides that I have noticed with this car. First, there isn't much sound proofing for the car, and therefore you can hear a lot of road noise. Second, the car is close to the ground, so in the winter with snow, there isn't much clearance, making it impossible to drive if the snow is too deep. Neither of these two problems have impacted me too much, I just wait for plowed roads and shovel snow in my own driveway, and turn my music up a little more than I normally would. Had I known about these when I bought the car, I definitely would have still bought the car, because it runs very well overall.

- Kayla M

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2012 Nissan Versa

We bought this car used in 2014. It was for our daughter who was very good to her car. She did all her oil changes every 5000 km (usually just before it was due). She did all preventive maintenance when it was due. She looked after it very well. For the most part it worked pretty good up until4 months ago. it was 7 years old, when her transmission started to give her problems. With 110000 km on it. Within a month it was un-drivable. We were told by the local dealer that a new transmission would cost $4500 to replace. Not worth fixing as the car isn't worth much more then $5500. We have owned 4 other Nissan's.one was a standard sentra and two Murano's.we currently still own a 2011 Murano which we will be selling asap. Basically we will never buy another nissan as long as the use the CVT as a transmission. It can't be rebuilt as I am told the nissan parts are too expensive to be worth it. A transmission specialist informed me they are a through away car when the transmission goes. I am very disappointed and not happy.

- Steve White

It has a ton of recalls. 2 on the airbags alone, one on a knob on the shift handle and one on the gas pedal . Plus I truly believe that this car is only made to last 5 years and after that you're on borrowed time.

2012 Nissan Versa

Well for starters it's starting to fall apart. I love the gas mileage on it as I get 34.8 miles per gallon but in the past 2 weeks replaced a fan, thermostat, and battery. Now my car won't start and we don't know what's wrong. Very disconcerting that this car is only 5 yrs old and is starting to fall apart. Guess I'm going to have to get rid of it and go back to either a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord. The biggest complaint I have since I've owned this car is 4 recalls in less then a year and now the car is falling apart. I took great care and do routine maintenance on my car and this shouldn't be happening. I think b/c this was a promo sale it was calculated to only last a few years compared to other models. Very sorry I every bought this car. My son in law who helps us maintain it keeps asking when I'm going to get rid of this piece of work. I know what I have but now seeing the need to get a new vehicle.

- Marlene C

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$5,026 - $6,567
$5,880 - $7,449

Horsepower

Horsepower
109 - 122 hp
109 - 122 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L DOHC 16
1.8L DOHC 16
1.6L DOHC 16
1.8L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 - 41.8 in.
41.4 - 41.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 - 40.6 in.
39.8 - 40.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37 - 38 in.
37 - 38 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.6 - 38.3 in.
36.6 - 38.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.1 cu. ft.
13.1 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.4 in.
102.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.2 - 34.8 ft.
34.2 - 34.8 ft.

Length

Length
169.1 - 175.4 in.
169.1 - 175.4 in.

Width

Width
66.7 in.
66.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2440 - 2758 lbs.
2345 - 2722 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
109 - 122 hp
109 - 122 hp

Torque

Torque
107 - 127 ft. lbs.
107 - 127 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
lbs.
lbs.

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
10.8 - 13.2 gal.
10.8 - 13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
31 - 34 mpg
28 - 34 mpg

City

City
28 - 30 mpg
24 - 30 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 - 38 mpg
31 - 38 mpg

Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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