The 2014 Nissan Versa is once again the least expensive car in America, but don;t let its price tag steer you away from it. Not only does it offer an extremely reasonable price tag, but its fuel consumption is also near the top of its class and it is not too bad to drive either.
2014 Nissan Versa
This year’s model of the Versa remains mostly unchanged from last year, but when you are looking for a fuel efficient economy car and worried about every last penny, then this is probably just the car for you. The 1.6 liter four cylinder engine does not throw you back into your seat when you accelerate, but the fuel efficiency of either 27/36 miles per gallon city/highway up to 31/40 miles per gallon city/highway is another huge selling point for this economy sedan or hatchback. Although the 109 horsepower, 107 pound feet of torque engine won’t be tearing up the Autobahn anytime soon, the 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic are designed to get you from point A to point B as cheaply as possible and they deliver.
The cabin also offers plenty of room even for tall adults, and since you can choose from several different trims for the 2014 Nissan Versa you can get the interior outfitted with plenty of optional features like a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port for your MP3 player, and plenty of other options as well.
Chevrolet Sonic LS
One of the Versa’s main competitors is the Chevy Sonic, and while it has almost comparable fuel economy, engine, base price, and look, it really is unable to compete with the Versa in most of those categories.
Fuel economy comes in right around the 26/35 miles per gallon city/highway. It features a 1.4 liter four cylinder engine that is capable of 138 horsepower and 125 pound feet of torque.
While the interior is mostly molded plastic, it still offers some space for taller drivers, and the rear seat offers ample leg room for most adults. Since the LS is the base model, the options for it are relatively bare bones with Bluetooth and an audio jack for your devices.