2014 Nissan Versa

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2014 Nissan Versa
2014 Nissan Versa

New for 2014

The 2014 Nissan Versa adds a four door hatchback body style called the Versa Note to the lineup. SL models come standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, 4.3 inch LCD audio display and satellite radio. SV models gain a standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats. All models receive a revised suspension and steering, and interior finish while S grades also add chrome accents and silver interior finish. The Tech Package for the SL grade now includes a rearview camera and a navigation system with NissanConnect smartphone integration with a 5.8-inch touch screen.

Vehicle Summary

The 2014 Nissan Versa is a subcompact car slotting below the compact Sentra sedan in Nissan’s lineup. It is sold is S, SV, and SL grades in four-door sedan or hatchback body styles.


The 2014 Nissan Versa remains a value-driven offering, with a starting price of $12,815 including destination for a five-speed manual-equipped sedan. It is equipped with a 1.6-liter I-4 producing 109 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque paired to a either a five-speed manual, four-speed automatic, or continuously variable transmission (CVT). Fuel economy is impressive in the CVT-equipped model with the EPA rating it at 31/40 mpg city/highway while manual and four-speed automatic cars manage 27/36 mpg and 26/35 mpg respectively. The Versa’s driving dynamics is competent and suited for the daily commute with numb steering feel, sloppy handling, and noisy powertrain. However, the powertrain struggles driving up steep grades and hills and becomes noisy during hard acceleration.
Perhaps making possible its low starting price, the Nissan Versa’s interior is lackluster, featuring many hard plastics and cheap upholstery. While an improvement over the previous generation, the Versa continues to lag behind its competition in terms of refinement and livability due to it being built to a price. Starting at $14,780 including destination, the Versa Note hatchback offers the best value for the money with its flexible cabin, large cargo area, and the availability of premium features such as Nissan’s Around View Monitor on higher grade models. Additionally, the Divide and Hide floor on SV trims and higher makes it more practical than its sedan counterpart.
The 2014 Nissan Versa has four-star safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars) and earned a good rating on four out of five IIHS tests (good is the highest possible score).

What We Think

The 2014 Nissan Versa excels as basic transportation for price-sensitive buyers looking for a fuel efficient car. In a review of a 2012 Versa sedan, we said that it lacked refinement because its powertrain created “quite the racket around town,” handled sloppily, and had a low-rent interior. The Versa Note hatchback is the better value of the two body styles since it offers more features and space. However, the cabin is similar to the sedan with “nicely grained but rock-hard plastic materials” and “plebian appointments” on S and S Plus grades.
You’ll Like
  • Low starting price
  • Competitive fuel economy
  • Available hatchback body style
You Won’t Like
  • Unrefined powertrain
  • Cheap interior
  • Sloppy handling
Key Competitors
  • Chevrolet Sonic
  • Toyota Yaris
  • Kia Rio
  • Hyundai Accent
  • Ford Fiesta


2015 Nissan Versa Front Side View Headlights On
The 2015 Nissan Versa sedan arrives at the 2014 New York auto show with a fresh look and more equipment. A refresh for the car is meant to keep its looks more closely aligned with those of larger Nissans, namely the Sentra, Altima, and Maxima.
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In the past few years, 40 miles per gallon has emerged as the definitive benchmark number for fuel efficiency. Almost every mainstream small car hits this mark, and even some larger midsize sedans are reaching 40 mpg these days. But you don’t have to spend big to save big at the pump. We set out to find the cheapest cars for sale that achieve 40 mpg in EPA testing (which measures highway, city, and combined driving), and were surprised to find exactly ten 40-mpg cars that cost under $20,000. It’s worth noting that many of the cars below require a special powertrain combination or fuel economy package to hit 40 mpg, but each listed price includes destination charges and represents the exact configuration needed to achieve 40 mpg.

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2014 Nissan Versa Specifications

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1.6L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
27 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
36 MPG
109 hp @ 6000rpm
107 ft lb of torque @ 4400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
36,000 miles / 36 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2014 Versa Sedan vehicles manufactured July 16, 2013, to January 29, 2014, 2013-2014 Cube vehicles manufactured July 3, 2013, to October 21, 2013, and 2013-2014 Juke vehicles manufactured July 3, 2013, to October 22, 2013. When exposed to hot temperatures, the affected vehicles have an engine start/stop button that may stick inside the button housing.
If the engine start/stop button gets stuck in the housing, road vibrations may cause the engine to shut off unexpectedly while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash.
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will modify the start/stop switch housing, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by late-August 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
Nissan North America, Inc.

IIHS Front Small Overlap
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IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength

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