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2021 Nissan Versa
S FWD
MSRP
$14,980
Invoice
$14,608
Average Price Paid
$14,980
51 listings nationwide

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2021 Nissan Versa
S FWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The redesigned third-generation Nissan Versa debuted just last model year. A subcompact sedan, the Versa competes with the Chevrolet Sonic, Hyundai Accent, and Kia Rio. Since it’s so n...

2020 Chevrolet Sonic
LS Sedan FWD
Kyree Rollerson Preview:

The Chevrolet Sonic, offered as both a hatchback and a sedan, occupies the same subcompact segment as the Honda Fit, Kia Rio, and Toyota Yaris. It continues into 2020 relatively unchan...

Specs

2021 Nissan Versa
S FWD
2020 Chevrolet Sonic
LS Sedan FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
32 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
40 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 10.8 gal 12.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
122 hp @ 6,300 RPM
122 hp @ 6,300 RPM
138 hp @ 4,900 RPM
Torque
114 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
114 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
148 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.4:1
10.4:1
9.5:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
1,600 cc
1,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.07 in x 3.29 in
3.07 in x 3.29 in
2.85 in x 3.25 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard --
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 44.5 in 41.8 in
Back Legroom 31 in 34.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.7 cu ft 14.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 862 lbs --
Exterior
Length 177 in 173.9 in
Width 68.5 in 68.3 in
Height 57.3 in 59.7 in
Wheelbase 103.1 in 99.4 in

Available Options

2021 Nissan Versa
S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Electric Blue Metallic
  • Fresh Powder
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black

Option Packages

  • [N93] Electronics Package
  • [N94] Lighting Package
2020 Chevrolet Sonic
LS Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Kinetic Blue Metallic
  • Mosaic Black Metallic
  • Nightfall Gray Metallic
  • Red Hot
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • LPO, 17" (43.2 CM) Painted Silver Wheels
  • LPO, 17" (43.2 CM) Painted White Wheels

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