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The Pros and Cons of the Nissan Versa

The 2016 Nissan Versa is a conveniently compact, efficient vehicle for drivers in Lansdale, Doylestown, and Philadelphia. But when it comes time to buy a brand new car, we here at Montgomeryville Nissan know you’ll need more than our word to make your final decision.

So to help you see if this vehicle is right for you and your lifestyle, here are the top pros and cons to the 2016 Nissan Versa.

Benefits of the 2016 Nissan Versa

Affordable and Loaded with Standard Features

2016 Nissan VersaAs the latest entry-level model in the Nissan lineup, the 2016 Versa is an affordable option for all drivers, including families and first-time car buyers. But that doesn’t mean it lacks great features. In fact, the Versa gives you more bang for your buck with a variety of standard amenities, such as a selection of safety technologies for peace of mind. It’s also equipped with a Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System for convenience and entertainment.

Available Innovative Infotainment

The Nissan Versa offers a number of available features as well. The most notable is NissanConnect. This infotainment system allows you to connect compatible smartphones to the vehicle’s head unit so you can access mobile apps, entertainment features, and a navigation system to make your drives easier and more enjoyable.

Powerful Engine and Performance

The 2016 Versa may small, but its engine can still deliver an impressively powerful performance. It’s equipped with a 1.6-liter engine that gets up to 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque.

Notable Fuel Economy

The engine in the Versa can provide notable fuel economy in addition to power. With its Nissan Direct Injection System and Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System, the 2016 Versa can generate an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg. Plus the Versa offers the available Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission® to boost fuel economy to an EPA-estimated 40 highway mpg.

Versatile to Fit Your Preferences

The Versa has two models that can provide you with everything you want to enjoy your life on the road. The 2016 Nissan Versa sedan is ideal for those looking for impressive style and a sleek performance. However, if you’re interested in experiencing more utility and sport, the 2016 Nissan Versa Note hatchback is available as well.

Spacious Interior

2016 Nissan Versa InteriorInside both the sedan and hatchback options is ample room to fit up to five passengers comfortably. They each have about 41 inches of legroom in the front seats, 38 inches of legroom in the back, and up to 90 cubic feet of total passenger volume.

On top of that, these vehicles also have a spacious trunk and cargo area. The Versa sedan has up to 14.9 cubic feet in the truck, and the Versa Note hatchback has 18.8 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the back seats. If you need even more room, just fold up the rear seats to open the maximum 38.3 cubic feet of cargo volume.

Convenient Size

It’s no secret that the Versa sedan and the Versa Note hatchback are small, but their compact exteriors mean more convenience, especially for those working and living in Philadelphia. Both are just about 170 inches long and 66 inches wide, which makes them small enough to round tight corners easily and park in tighter city spaces.

Disadvantages of the 2016 Nissan Versa

Though there are few disadvantages of the 2016 Nissan Versa, there are a select few worth mentioning.

No Official Safety Ratings—Yet

The official safety ratings have yet to be released for the 2016 Nissan Versa. But based on its previous models and standard safety features such as Brake Assist and Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control, we can expect it to earn praise and high ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Safety Administration.

16th on US News & World Report’s List of Affordable Subcompact Cars

2016 Nissan Versa WhiteIn US News & World Report’s list of affordable subcompact cars, the 2016 Nissan Versa only ranked 16th. Regardless of this, it earned great acclaim for its impressive fuel economy and interior space.

Most Features Are Available

As an entry-level vehicle, most of the standard features in the Versa are basic amenities that can improve your overall driving experience. However, it offers more extravagant amenities as available features. So you’ll still be able to add the entertainment and convenience you want to your new Versa and customize the vehicle to fit your specific needs and driving habits.

No Space for Big Families

For a subcompact car, its interior space is quite impressive. However, it may not be big enough for larger families. Instead, the Versa may be more suited for recent college graduates or those just starting a family.

Why the 2016 Nissan Versa is Right for You

No vehicle is perfect. All cars come with disadvantages, and the Versa is no exception. But even with the cons, its compact size, standard features, versatility, and safety still make it an excellent choice for most drivers.

The 2016 Nissan Versa is now available at Montgomeryville Nissan. So if you’re looking for a new car in Lansdale, Philadelphia, or Doylestown, contact our showroom at 888-491-2905 or visit us in Montgomeryville, PA, and schedule to test drive the 2016 Versa today!