2015 Nissan Versa Note

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What's New for 2015:
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity
  • Modified side mirror designs
  • SR trim level with sporty appearance
  • SL trim level with upgraded equipment
  • Revised option package equipment

The 2015 Nissan Versa Note is a 5-door hatchback model that serves as one of two entry-level vehicles from Nissan. It competes with the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Kia Forte, Mazda 2, and Toyota Yaris.

Models and Features
For 2015, the Versa Note is offered in S, S Plus, SV, SR, and SL trim levels. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, a CD player, auxiliary audio input jack, Bluetooth, power-adjustable side mirrors, trip computer, and a tilt steering wheel. Upgrade to the S Plus trim level for a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT), active grille shutters, and cruise control.

For power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, a driver's seat height adjuster, outside temperature display, and a USB port, buyers must purchase the Versa Note SV. It also receives upgraded gauges and nicer interior materials, while the new Versa Note SR provides a sportier look with 16-in. aluminum wheels, revised exterior styling, and suede seat accent trim.

The most expensive version is the Nissan Versa Note SL. It is equipped with unique 16-in. aluminum wheels, Nissan Intelligent Key passive entry with push-button starting, and heated front seats. This version also features NissanConnect with Mobile Apps technology, which installs a 5-in. color touch-screen display with a reversing camera, Bluetooth streaming audio, hands-free text-messaging assistant, and satellite radio. A Divide-N-Hide cargo management system is also standard for the Versa Note SL, and an Easy Fill Tire Alert system helps to make it easier to maintain proper tire pressures.

Under the Hood
Each 2014 Versa Note is equipped with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine making 109 horsepower. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard for the Versa Note S, while other variants are equipped with a standard CVT.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the 2014 Nissan Versa Note gets between 27 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, depending on transmission choice. In combined driving, vehicles with the CVT are rated to return 35 mpg, while the version with the manual transmission is expected to get no more than 30 mpg.

Safety and Technology
For the 2015 model year, Nissan makes Bluetooth hands-free calling standard for all Versa Note trim levels. The Versa Note SL is equipped with Nissan Intelligent Key passive entry with push-button starting.

Also standard for the SL version and optional for the SV and SR models is a NissanConnect with Mobile Apps infotainment system, which includes a 5-in. color touch-screen display, reversing camera, Bluetooth streaming audio, text-messaging assistant, satellite radio, and more.

An Easy Fill Tire Alert system is also standard on the Versa Note SL. When inflating a soft tire with air, the system automatically chirps the car's horn when the proper tire pressure is reached, making it easier and quicker to maintain proper tire pressure.

If the SL Tech package is added to the Versa Note SL, the car is equipped with a larger 5.8-in. color touch-screen display, a navigation system, enhanced voice-recognition technology, and SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link services. This option package also includes heated side mirrors and an Around View Monitor camera, which provides a simulated 360-degree aerial view of the car and its surroundings.


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