Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,395 - $12,174
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
31 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
109
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,395 - $12,174
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
31 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
109
Seats
5

Ranks #18 Small Cars by Owners

Ranks #4 Small Cars by Experts

Ranks #5 Small Cars by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 3.9 Comfort 4.6 Styling 4.2 Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

While it shares the Versa sedan’s name, the 2016 Nissan Versa Note hatchback is quite a different animal. Shorter front and rear overhangs give it a sportier, more youthful look, and its...

2016 Nissan Versa Owner Reviews

4.19
440 Reviews
43% 37% 17% 3% < 1%
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Excellent vehicle with great aspect from the affordability.

2016 Nissan Versa S Plus

The car is wonderful! The backseat is very spacious, which I found unusual, the trunk deep and the reliability is fantastic. I change the oil every 5 thousand miles and it works like a charm. The seats aren't leather which is really nice. The turning radius potential of the car is amazing, the mileage is about 38 miles per gallon and the shocks are decent. Although once you surpass 80 miles per hour, the shocks start to lose their touch. When I say lose their touch, I don't mean an unbearable ride. More so, the noise is rather loud and very noticeable. The vibrations of the vehicle as a whole increase dramatically. Of course, I'm no car expert so I just tested it on my mothers 2018 Equinox. After riding in that car hitting 90 miles per hour, there is a noticeable difference in shock performance. With all that being said, the performance and vehicle itself are the real bang for their buck. I got the vehicle just north of 10.5k back in 2016. It was a much needed purchase for a commuting college kid working part time. I'd recommend practice in a parking lot driving if your not used to a short clutch. Perhaps I am biased moving from a 98' Dodge pick up to this Nissan Versa. I'd also recommend not spilling food on the seats. There porous design of the seats isn't very friendly. They don't seem to retain sweat from stinky clothes though! Lastly, I'd recommend not using the Bluetooth in the vehicle. You're more than welcome to if you want, but its super strange and just connects randomly.

- Jacob R

The car is lightweight so you have to be careful of losing traction on the road.

2016 Nissan Versa

This car is small but the truck is a hatchback and is quite roomie! The gears shift fine and I have been driving it everyday, sometimes up to 100 miles a day. My car is colored black so the heat traps in the car, but the ac system cools down the car completely in less than 10 minutes. The interior is nice and sleek with plenty of legroom in the front and back seats. One of the best features that I enjoy is the double glove compartments on the passengers side for more storage. Overall it is a very nice car. My only complaint I would have is that there is no check oil light indicating it being time to change your oil, so you have to manually check it every so often. Also when it rains outside and there are puddles on the highway, this car is easy to hydroplane. There have been a few instances where my car has lost traction with the road, but all you have to do is slow down to a comfortable speed which is honestly the safest way to do things. Also another thing to consider is that a smaller car such as mine is definitely easier to destroy in a car accident, but also it is small enough to avoid collisions. I have avoided reckless drivers almost hitting me primarily because the car is narrower and can weave in and out quick enough.

- Lindsey C

2016 NISSAN VERSA - Excellent city car. Not for mountain climbing.

2016 Nissan Versa SV

This car has EXCELLENT gas mileage. However, the acceleration is not nearly as good. My Nissan gets me safely on and off the highway every day, but takes a bit longer to get up to 60-70 MPH compared to others. The car itself performs well and has been reliable from day one. The interior is designed well and spacious for such a small car. There is only one armrest for the driver up front, which can be annoying for passengers. Or annoying for drivers with obnoxious passengers who try and steal it. However it does allow for more space in the middle console. My husky mix loves the roomy back seat, and the trunk is spacious enough for large grocery runs and small furniture items. The seats are easy to clean and durable. Overall this vehicle does amazing for a smaller sized car. It is awesome for driving and parking in the city. On hilly roads and dirt paths, this vehicle does struggle. It makes the journey just fine, but you can tell it is chugging harder than usual. It is NOT a vehicle I would recommend for anyone who lives in very steep areas. Living in the city, I would recommend this vehicle to anyone in search of a reliable commuter with good gas mileage.

- MacKenzie M

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Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

Kelley Blue Book
$14,230 (MSRP)
$18,710 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
109 hp
109 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L DOHC 16
1.6L DOHC 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.8 in.
40.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.3 in.
38.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38 in.
38 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P185/65HR15
P195/55HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.4 in.
102.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.2 ft.
34.2 ft.

Length

Length
163.7 in.
163.7 in.

Width

Width
66.7 in.
66.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2414 lbs.
2521 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
109 hp
109 hp

Torque

Torque
107 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
32 mpg
35 mpg

City

City
27 mpg
31 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 mpg
39 mpg

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

    (Not Rated)
  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

    (Not Rated)

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety