2010 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6

Of all the content stripped from this Versa-the radio, power door locks, power mirrors, power windows-Nissan went too far by pulling out one specific element: the clock. Surely the clock had to go out the window with the radio, but I was hoping Nissan had a substitute in the instrument cluster LCD. It's also inexcusable that antilock brakes are optional on this Versa. As a $250 option, it seems like that cost could easily be buried into the sticker price without ill effect.

As others have mentioned, this stripper Versa packs plenty of comfort with a good ride and cabin insulation. However, if I were shopping in this price range, I'd likely choose a used car with more to offer. For those who want the comfort of a manufacturer's warranty, though, the Versa is a good value that performs beyond expectations.

Eric Tingwall, Associate Editor

I have an 09 Versa sedan, 1.8S with 6spd. It is excellent, very roomy, spritely enough round town and as mentioned above a surprising accomplished highway cruiser. We've used it for a 3200 mile road trip with two kids and returned just under 33 mpg average on a mix of highways at 65-70 and interstates at 80. No space problem at all what with the huge back seat and large trunk. More comfortable and quieter than my parent's Fit, although the Fit has a better clutch feel and nicer gear change. As long as you accept it for what it is then the Versa is a great value.

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