2012 Nissan Versa Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,310 - $7,580
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
109-122
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,310 - $7,580
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
109-122
Seats
5

Ranks #16 By Owner Reviews

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 taper off from there, leaving buyers who cherish style and fun to look elsewhere. The 2012 Versa hatchback carries over from 2011.

Nissan Versa Models & Trims

S $6,053 - $7,580*
Horsepower: 109 hp - 122 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
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
SV $5,499 - $7,168*
Horsepower: 109 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 5.5 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
SL $5,310 - $6,857*
Horsepower: 109 hp - 122 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 5.5, 16 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

3.99

263 Reviews

31% 43% 20% 5% 1%

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

Great starters car for first time car owners.

Compact car that is great for parking in most small spaces. Backseat is spacious and roomy. My car is loud during high accelerated speeds on highways that I often rather not have a conVersation because I cannot hear well. Its especially worst during windy or rainy days. I do not like it does not have a arm rest in between passenger and driver and width is a little too small. I like there are multiple cup holders, all windows go all the way down, all black interio, great leg room. Steering wheel is a hard to steer when operating compared to other car brands.

- Maria A

The Nissan Versa hatchback is a very spacious car.

I sadly had a recall on the airbag since I bought it last year, 2017. However, it was very easy to get replaced at my local Nissan dealership. My car also drives well in any kind of weather. I enjoy driving my car. Also since it is a four door it has lots of room to fit my friends. It has a hatchback so any amount of luggage I have to travel with fits in the spacious trunk. The great gas mileage is also a big plus for me. I travel a lot and great distances, 200+ miles each time and it gets me to my destinations each time. It is a reliable and safe car.

- Victoria C

Compact car with a lot of room!

My 2012 Nissan Versa has been one of the most reliable vehicles I've ever owned. Thru the crazy weather we get here in the Midwest she has never failed me. General maintenance is realistically priced and she is holding her value well. The fact that me at 5"1' and my husband at 6"3' both fit comfortably inside is a huge perk! I also really like the roominess of the trunk, it helps with big shopping trips and road trips. Speaking of road trips she is really great on gas. My only qualm is that the gas tank is small. like 10 gallons I believe.

- kaitlyn g

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,053 - $7,580
$5,499 - $7,168

Horsepower

Horsepower
109 - 122 hp
109 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 - 41.8 in.
41.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 - 40.6 in.
39.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37 - 38 in.
37 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.6 - 38.3 in.
36.6 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

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 - 34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
169.1 - 175.4 in.
175.4 in.

Width

Width
66.7 in.
66.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2345 - 2722 .lbs
2419 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
122 hp
109 hp

Torque

Torque
127 ft. lbs.
107 ft. lbs.

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
10.8 gal.
10.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 mpg
34 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
30 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
38 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

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