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2012 Nissan Versa Trims

1.6 S

Avg. Price: $12,900

New for 2012, the Nissan Versa 1.6 S Sedan receives an updated exterior design, a new fuel-efficient powerplant, a larger trunk and more rear-seat legroom than any other vehicle in the subcompact class. Outside, the 4-door, 5-passenger Versa 1.6 S Sedan displays a more fluid shape and receives Nissan's new signature V-shaped black grille, as well as jewel-like halogen headlights and manually operated side mirrors. Inside, the 1.6 S has an open, airy look and feel, with such standard features as air conditioning, a 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat, a tilt steering column and a 2-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with an auxiliary input jack. Other standard features for the 1.6 S include a trip computer, front door pockets with bottle holders and cloth upholstery.

For power, the front-wheel-drive Versa 1.6 S Sedan receives a new 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, which incorporates such cutting-edge technologies as dual injectors for each cylinder and a twin Continuously Variable Timing Control (CVTC) system. The engine produces 109 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque, and links to 5-speed manual transmission, which generally gets good marks from owners and reviewers. The engine posts fuel economy number of 27/36 mpg. Owners can also opt for an Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission), which boosts fuel economy numbers slightly to 30/38. Six airbags come standard, along with Vehicle Dynamic Control, traction control and a tire pressure monitoring system. The 2012 Versa 1.6 S Sedan rides on 15-inch steel wheels with all-season tires.

1.6 SL

Avg. Price: $13,725

The Nissan Versa 1.6 SL Sedan receives exterior and interior updates for 2012, as well as a new powerplant. The 1.6 SL comes well-equipped with such interior features as Bluetooth, a 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat, a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, remote keyless entry and silver trim accents on the dash, vents and steering wheel. Other standard features for the 4-door, 5-passenger Versa 1.6 SL include upgraded cloth upholstery, a trip computer, cruise control, Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges and power windows and door locks. In addition, the 1.6 SL's 4-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system includes MP3 playback capability, an iPod interface, speed-sensitive volume and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. Optional features include SiriusXM satellite radio and a navigation system with a 5-inch color touchscreen display. Outside, the redesigned exterior displays such features as Nissan's new signature V-shaped chrome-accented grille, jewel-like halogen headlights, foglights, power side mirrors and chrome door handles.

Nissan equips the redesigned Versa 1.6 SL Sedan with a new 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, which incorporates such cutting-edge technologies as dual injectors for each cylinder and a twin Continuously Variable Timing Control (CVTC) system. The engine generates 109 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque, and mates to an Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission). It posts fuel economy numbers of 30/38 mpg. Six airbags come standard, along with Vehicle Dynamic Control, traction control and a tire pressure monitoring system. The front-wheel-drive Versa 1.6 SL Sedan rides on 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season tires.

1.6 SV

Avg. Price: $12,889

Redesigned for 2012, the Nissan Versa 1.6 SV Sedan comes equipped with a number of features not found in the entry-level Versa 1.6 S trim, including remote keyless entry, power windows and door locks, a trip computer, cruise control and upgraded cloth upholstery. Other standard features for the 5-passenger 1.6 SV include air conditioning, a 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat, a tilt steering column, an upgraded trip computer and a 4-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with an auxiliary input jack. The 1.6 SV's open, airy cabin also receives Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges and silver trim accents on the dash, vents and steering wheel. Outside, the 1.6 SV Sedan displays an updated exterior design, with Nissan's new signature V-shaped chrome-accented grille, as well as jewel-like halogen headlights, power side mirrors and chrome door handles.

Under the hood, Nissan drops a new 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, which incorporates such cutting-edge technologies as dual injectors for each cylinder and a twin Continuously Variable Timing Control (CVTC) system. The engine generates 109 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque, and mates to an Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission). Fuel economy numbers check in at 30/38 mpg. Six airbags come standard, along with Vehicle Dynamic Control, traction control and a tire pressure monitoring system. The front-wheel-drive Versa 1.6 SV Sedan rides on 15-inch steel wheels with all-season tires.

1.8 S Hatchback

Avg. Price: $13,121

The Nissan Versa 1.8 S Hatchback rolls into 2012 with only minor updating, in the form of several new options packages. Standard interior features for the 5-door, 5-passenger Versa 1.8 S Hatchback include air conditioning, 4-way manually adjustable front seats, a 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback and suede/tricot cloth upholstery. A tilt steering column, power door locks and windows, and a 4-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system are among the other standard features. In addition, Nissan offers a number of new options packages for the 1.8 S Hatchback for 2012. A Plus Package adds remote keyless entry and cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted controls, while a Convenience Package also adds Bluetooth, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a premium audio system with speed-sensitive volume control. A Special Edition Package includes all the optional features mentioned above plus unique 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

Power for the front-wheel-drive Versa 1.8 S Hatchback comes from a 1.8-liter engine, which generates 122 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. The engine links to a 6-speed manual transmission, although owners can opt for a 4-speed automatic. Fuel economy numbers check in at 26/31 mpg with the 6-speed manual shifter and 24/32 with the automatic. Six airbags come standard, along with Vehicle Dynamic Control, traction control and a tire pressure monitoring system. The Versa 1.8 S Hatchback rides on 15-inch steel wheels with all-season tires in its standard configuration.

1.8 SL Hatchback

Avg. Price: $14,463

In keeping with its status as the top-of-the-line Versa Hatchback, the Nissan Versa 1.8 SL Hatchback receives a number of new standard features for 2012, which were previously included in the optional Premium Package. Nissan's Intelligent Key entry and ignition system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth, cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a cargo area cover and wood-tone trim accents all now come standard on the 1.8 SL Hatchback. Other standard features include air conditioning, a 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat (4-way adjustment for the passenger's seat), a tilt steering column, woven cloth upholstery, power windows and door locks, and a 6-speaker AM/FM/CD premium audio system with MP3 capability, an iPod interface, speed-sensitive volume and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. Owners can add such optional features as SiriusXM satellite radio and a navigation system with a 5-inch color touchscreen display.

A 1.8-liter engine powers the front-wheel-drive 1.8 SL Hatchback. The engine produces 122 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque, and links to an Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Fuel economy numbers check in at 28/34 mpg. Six airbags come standard, along with Vehicle Dynamic Control, traction control and a tire pressure monitoring system. Outside, standard features include foglights, sport front and rear fascias, lower body side sill extensions, a rear spoiler, chrome grille accents and power side mirrors. The 1.8 SL Hatchback rides on 6-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season tires.