2010 Nissan Versa

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What Changed for the 2010 Nissan Versa Hatchback and Sedan:

For 2010, the Nissan Versa receives minor improvements. SL models get standard front and rear sport-design fascias, body side sills, fog lights, and on the SL hatchback, a rear spoiler. All models are fitted with a restyled front grille, new wheel treatments and upgraded interior upholstery and finishes. An auxiliary audio input jack has been added, and an iPod interface has been fitted to the upgraded audio system.
  • New front and rear sport-design fascias on SL models
  • New rear spoiler on hatchback SL models
  • All models receive new front grille styling
  • New wheel treatments for the 15-inch wheel covers, and 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS), stability control and traction control come standard on 1.8 S models
  • Fog lights have been added to the hatchback 1.8 SL trim
  • Available new low-cost navigation system
  • New auxiliary audio input jack added to base stereo
  • New iPod interface added to the upper grade audio package
  • Navigation/XM satellite radio packages have been combined
  • Power Plus package combines former Power and Cruise option packages

The Nissan Versa is a front-wheel-drive economy car, available as a hatchback or sedan. Nissan cites the Versa's size relative to the competition, and fuel efficiency, as its main selling points. The 2010 model features a new grille, and safety features have been added to the upper trim levels.

The entry-level Versa 1.6 Base trim is available only as a sedan, with 14-inch steel wheels. The 1.6 trim includes air conditioning. The Versa 1.8 S and 1.8 SL trims can be had in sedan or hatchback configurations. The 1.8 S includes 15-inch steel wheels, some power features, air conditioning, and a 4-speaker sound system. A Power Plus package of options includes power windows and locks, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and a few interior improvements. The Versa 1.8 SL includes the Power Plus options as standard features, adds fog lights, and upgrades the sound system and the interior. Options on the Versa SL trim include a sunroof (hatchback only), navigation package with satellite radio, larger wheels, and keyless ignition.

The base power plant in the 2010 Nissan Versa is a 107-horsepower, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine with a 5-speed manual transmission that delivers 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. A 4-speed automatic transmission is optional with the 1.6 trim. The Versa 1.8 trims employ a 122-horsepower, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine. The Versa S features a 6-speed manual transmission or the optional 4-speed automatic; the automatic is standard on the 1.8 SL sedan. The Versa 1.8 SL hatchback features a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which boosts fuel efficiency to 28 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway.

All 2010 Nissan Versas feature front side air bags and side curtain air bags as standard safety equipment. Anti-lock brakes are standard on Versa 1.8 models and optional on the 1.6 models. Stability and traction control are standard on the Versa 1.8 SL, optional on the 1.8 S.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Nissan Versa 1.6 Base sedan was $9,990.


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  • Name 1.6 Base (4dr Sdn I4 Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 9990.00 Engine 1.6L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 26/34
  • Name 1.6 (4dr Sdn I4 Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 11090.00 Engine 1.6L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 26/34
  • Name 1.6 (4dr Sdn I4 Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 12090.00 Engine 1.6L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 26/33
  • Name 1.8 S (4dr Sdn I4 Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 13350.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/31
  • Name 1.8 S (4dr Sdn I4 Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 14350.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 24/32
  • Name 1.8 SL (4dr Sdn I4 Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16350.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 24/32
  • Name 1.8 S (5dr HB I4 Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 13400.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/31
  • Name 1.8 S (5dr HB I4 Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 14400.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 24/32
  • Name 1.8 SL (5dr HB I4 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 16780.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 28/34
  • Reclining front bucket seats w/active adjustable headrests
  • 4-way manual driver seat
  • 4-way manual adjustable passenger seat
  • Rear bench seat
  • Suede-tricot cloth seat trim
  • Dual front & rear cup holders
  • Tilt steering column
  • Immobilizer system
  • Black IP trim finisher
  • Tachometer
  • Fasten seat belt warning light/chime
  • Remote fuel lid release
  • Manual rear trunk release
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • 12V pwr outlet
  • Driver & front passenger map pockets
  • (2) front map lights
  • Front & rear passenger folding assist grips
  • Carpeted floor & cargo area
  • "Reddish orange" interior illumination
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • Air conditioning w/in-cabin microfilter
  • Rear bench seat -inc: rear outboard adjustable headrests
  • Embossed suede cloth seat trim
  • Silver accent IP trim & shifter finisher
  • Passenger visor vanity mirror w/cover
  • Front/rear kick plates
  • Cargo area lamp
  • 6-way manual driver seat w/adjustable height
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat w/trunk pass through, adjustable headrests
  • Woven cloth seat trim
  • Soft-touch front center armrest w/storage
  • Rear center armrest w/cup holder & cover
  • Cruise control w/steering wheel mounted controls
  • Vehicle security system
  • Pwr door locks
  • Pwr windows
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Pwr rear trunk release
  • Illuminated glove box
  • Soft-touch door armrests, instrument panel, upper door trim
  • Rear passenger map pockets
  • Overhead storage console w/map light
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors w/covers
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat w/outboard adjustable headrests
  • Pwr rear liftgate release
  • 14" x 5.0" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • P185/65R14 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Black grille
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Black manual folding mirrors
  • Black door handles
  • Black deck lid finisher
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • 15" steel wheels w/full covers
  • P185/65R15 all-season tires
  • Black grille w/chrome accent
  • Body color folding pwr mirrors
  • Body color door handles
  • Chrome deck lid finisher
  • 15" aluminum alloy wheels
  • Intermittent rear wiper w/washer
  • Rear roof spoiler
  • Lower body side sill extensions
  • Unique front/rear fascias
  • Fog lights
  • 1.6L DOHC 16-valve SMPFI I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • Independent strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Torsion beam rear suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Electric speed-sensitive variable-assist pwr steering
  • Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • 1.8L DOHC 16-valve CVTCS I4 engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Xtronic continuously variable transmission
    • Clutch interlock
    • Energy absorbing front/rear bumpers
    • Steel side-door impact beams
    • Zone body construction w/front/rear crumple zones, hood deformation point
    • Dual-stage front airbags w/occupant classification system
    • Front side-impact airbags
    • Front & rear side curtain airbags
    • 3-point ELR driver seat belt w/pretensioner & load limiter
    • 3-point ELR/ALR front passenger seat belt w/pretensioner & load limiter
    • 3-point ELR/ALR rear seat belts at all positions
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Rear child seat tether anchors (LATCH)
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Energy absorbing steering column
    • Transmission shift interlock
    • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
    • Passenger window lockout
    • Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)
    • Traction control system (TCS)
    • 3-point ELR/ALR rear seat belts at all positions -inc: detachable rear center seatbelt
    • Audio pre-wire w/(4) speakers
    • Roof mounted antenna
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (4) speakers, aux input
    • 180W AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, aux input, RDS, speed-sensitive volume, XM-ready
    • iPod interface system

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