The 2009 Nissan Versa SL Hatchback comes equipped with a number of standard features not included on the base Versa S Hatchback, including cruise control, remote keyless entry, power wi...
The 2009 Nissan Versa SL Hatchback comes equipped with a number of standard features not included on the base Versa S Hatchback, including cruise control, remote keyless entry, power windows and door locks, and a premium six-speaker AM/FM audio system with an in-dash 6-CD changer, speed-sensitive volume, and an MP3 input jack. Front map lights, an overhead sunglasses storage compartment, a glove compartment light, and a driver's-side visor vanity mirror are also part of the standard package. Woven cloth seats replace the base Versa hatchback's suede cloth seats, and the driver's seat manually adjusts six ways, while the passenger seat manually adjusts four ways. The interior of the Versa SL Hatchback also includes upgraded interior touch-points and accents. Other standard interior features include air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, 60/40-split fold-down rear seats, and an intermittent windshield wiper for the hatchback window. A Convenience Package adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Nissan's Intelligent Key keyless entry system, and Bluetooth wireless technology. Standard safety features include front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags.
Power comes in the form of a 1.8-liter, double-overhead-cam four-cylinder engine producing 122 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. The engine links to a smooth-shifting Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission), which is the only transmission available on this trim. The front-wheel-drive Versa SL Hatchback posts very respectable fuel economy numbers of 27/33 mpg. An independent front suspension, ripple-control shock absorbers, and electric power-assisted steering all come standard. An optional ABS package adds antilock brakes with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution, which allocates brake pressure in emergency situations to ensure optimal stopping power. The Versa S rides on 15-inch, six-spoke alloy wheels with all-season tires. Other exterior features include chrome grille accents and power exterior mirrors. A Sport Package adds foglights, unique front and rear fascia, lower-body side sill extensions, and a rear roof spoiler.