The 2016 Nissan Versa has entered the US market with a price tag of $11,990. The vehicle is largely unchanged in terms of appearance, though it has gained a few new standard features and comes in a variety of options for buyers to choose from, though the price above refers to the Versa S specifically. The Nissan Versa features are a small addition, but are still an upgrade to the car.
Though most of the model carries over, the Versa has gained mirrors that match the body of the car, and there are new color options to choose from – the palette now boasts ‘Cayenne Red’ and ‘Gun Metallic.’ In addition, the Versa S has gained an additional speaker, while the SL now has a leather-wrapped steering wheel despite its price dropping by $500.
The standard Versa S comes with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, but the other three in the Versa family – the S Plus, SV, and SL – all feature the Xtronic transmission. This new transmission promises improved fuel economy (35 mpg) and better overall driving experience.
The 2016 Versa is a testament to the saying, “Why fix what isn’t broken?” Much of the car has been carried over and left untouched, with a few updates. The new Nissan Versa features add to the car’s efficiency and driving enjoyment without changing what buyers already loved.