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2011 Nissan Versa Trims

1.6

Avg. Price: $10,871

Making the small step up to the 2011 Nissan Versa 1.6 affords you the option of a four-speed automatic transmission in addition to the standard five-speed manual mated to the 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Sadly, a stereo is still not included here, although antilock brakes with brake assist are thankfully added. You’ll also notice air conditioning in the 1.6, and an air filter for the cabin has also been added. Wheels are still 15-inch with covers, and cloth upholstery still covers the front bucket seats. There’s a tachometer, rear defogger, and a tilt steering wheel, all at the driver’s control. For safety, look to front-seat active head restraints, a theft-deterrent system, and six standard airbags.

1.6 Base

Avg. Price: $10,722

The entry-level trim for the 2011 Nissan Versa, the 1.6 Base, comes with few features. 15-inch wheels do come with wheel covers, and the namesake 1.6-liter engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Front bucket seats come with expected cloth upholstery, and the tilt steering wheel will help drivers find an acceptable position for safe driving. A tachometer is included at least, so you can see how hard you’re winding out that screaming four, and a rear defogger will keep the back view clear. A theft-deterrent system is included even at this trim level, and safety is rounded out with dual front, front-side, and curtain-side airbags, as well as front-seat active head restraints.

1.8 S

Avg. Price: $11,401

The 2011 Nissan Versa 1.8 S features a monster 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine that gets every screaming horse leveraged with the option of a six-speed manual transmission. You’ll still have 15-inch wheels here, but at least a stereo makes an appearance in the form of a radio and CD player with digital-media connection. The power options make an appearance here as well, with power mirrors becoming a standard feature. Air conditioning makes sure things are comfortable inside, as do a cabin air filter and a tilt steering wheel in front of the cloth bucket seats. For safety, antilock disc brakes with brake assist are joined by front-seat active head restraints, a theft-deterrent system, and six standard airbags.

1.8 S Hatchback

Avg. Price: $11,749

The 1.8 S Hatchback trim of the 2011 Nissan Versa offers a split-folding rear seat with cargo cover to complement the front buckets. The sloping rear glass also requires a wiper/washer combo in addition to the defogger that comes with the lower trims. For this is the Versa S Hatchback, with its 1.8-liter engine and choice of six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. Here you get a CD player with digital-media connection, air conditioning, and power mirrors. A tilt steering wheel is also standard, along with cloth upholstery, 15-inch wheels, and a cabin air filter. There are a few safety features as well, with front-seat active head restraints, a theft-deterrent system, antilock brakes with brake assist, and six standard airbags.

1.8 SL

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Avg. Price: $12,203

Here’s where the luxury hides in the 2011 Nissan Versa lineup. For the 1.8 SL sedan, the 1.8-liter engine is teamed with a four-speed automatic transmission and gets the benefits of traction control and an antiskid system, as well as antilock brakes with brake assist. Cruise control is standard here as well, along with power windows and door locks to match the power mirrors. The driver’s bucket seat is now height-adjustable to pair with the tilt steering wheel. The stereo is upgraded to a CD/MP3 player with iPod interface, and you’ll also get air conditioning and remote keyless entry. The 15-inch wheels are alloy units here, and the safety features continue with front-seat active head restraints, a theft-deterrent system, and six standard airbags.

1.8 SL Hatchback

Avg. Price: $12,449

With the 2011 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL Hatchback trim, you’ll get the benefit of a continuously variable transmission with the 1.8-liter engine. Curiously, you’ll also get foglights here as a standard feature, the only trim treated thusly. 15-inch wheels are alloy here, and the driver assists pile on at this trim level, with traction control, antiskid, and brake assist for the antilock brakes. Inside you’ll find a height-adjustable driver’s bucket and tilt steering wheel, as well as a CD/MP3 player with iPod interface and air conditioning. Power features include windows, doors, and mirrors, not to mention remote keyless entry. There’s cruise control and a tachometer, too, as well as a rear defogger and wiper/washer combo. Safety features are rounded out with six standard airbags, a theft-deterrent system, and front-seat active head restraints.