2020 Nissan Versa - New Entry-Level Car of the Year Contender

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The 2020 Nissan, Versa, is an economy vehicle that offers style and value. The 2020 Nissan, Versa, makes for an excellent first new car for any driver. For those looking for a pair of wheels that will take them from destination to destination in style, the Nissan Versa fits the bill. 

 

The new Versa is a step up from the bare-bones of the previous generations. Although it's an economy vehicle it still has modern touches such as the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Nissan has managed to improve the previous Versa in every way possible while also delivering terrific value.    

 

For less than half of an average new car cost, buyers who are on a budget will get a vehicle that looks anything but basic. There are a few things that make the 2020 Versa feel like an upgraded vehicle and those are the headlights, the roofline, and Versa’s wide-rear trunk.  

 

The headlights on the vehicle sweepback on the front fenders helping it on the slab-sided profile. The roofline gets a “floating” look thanks in part to the blacked-out trim which separates the rear roof pillar. The Versa’s wide rear end is a functional, integral part of the vehicle as the big trunk opening is useful to the small-car owners. 

 

The Nissan Versa has ample space for five passengers. There are 3 more inches of leg-and-hip room compared to the 2019 model. Because of the 2020 redesign, the Versa has better accommodations for the front passengers as well. 

 

The 2020 redesign for the Versa boasts a more redefined look. The plastic surfaces still manage to give the vehicle a higher-quality look and feel. Each of the trims has unique cloth upholstery and gives the vehicle an impressive look.    

 

The Nissan Versa S delivers 14.7 cubic feet of trunk space, while the SR and SV trims offer 15 cubic feet of space. The numbers are decent for a compact vehicle. All of the base models come with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat.   

 

"If I were a young person starting out and had $20,000 to spend, this sure looks like a fancy car to me," said Frank Markus, technical director. "Surprisingly, this is one of the most absorbent suspensions for road rot, sudden impacts, or jolts," said executive editor Mark Rechtin. That's in comparison to the other Car of the Year entrants from car brands such as Mercedes, Audi, and BMW. 

 

The S trim starting price is $15,625 (plus destination fee), and it carries a lot of value for 2020. When it comes to scores, vehicle efficiency is a big part and that’s where it’s most high for the economy sedans. The Versa delivers 32/40 mpg in the city/highway with its CVT, which is very good and an improvement over its previous generation. 

 

The Nissan 2020 Versa comes with a standard 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system.. The dashboard and center stack have an intuitive layout with large clearly marked buttons and the knobs are easy to reach. 

 

It also comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which are standard on the Nissan Versa except for the base model. The smartphone integration options give an updated experience. Optional features are a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, remote start, proximity keyless entry, and automatic climate control. 

 

The Nissan warranty covers the Versa with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty. There’s also a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. 

If you’re interested in test-driving a Nissan model, make sure to ask any of the experts at Nissan Ellicott City and follow us on social media

 

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