2015 Nissan Versa

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What's New for 2015:
  • Updated styling
  • New paint colors
  • Revised interior
  • Standard Bluetooth
  • Upgraded equipment levels, new option packages
  • Available NissanConnect with Mobile Apps technology

Despite several upgrades for the new model year, the 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan remains the lowest-priced new car in America while offering a remarkably roomy interior within its compact dimensions. The Versa Sedan competes against other entry-level models, such as the Chevrolet Spark, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Mazda 2, Mitsubishi Mirage, Scion xD, and Toyota Yaris.

Models and Features
When shopping for a 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan, buyers choose between S, S Plus, SV, and SL trim levels.

Each is equipped with air conditioning, Bluetooth hands-free calling, an auxiliary audio input jack, tilt steering wheel, trip computer that allows the driver to track fuel economy, and a large 14.9 cu.-ft. trunk complete with a light to help you find things in the dark. Choose the S Plus trim level for a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT), cruise control, two extra stereo speakers (bringing the total to four), and a rear spoiler.

The SV trim level adds nicer interior and exterior trim, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, height-adjustable driver's seat with an armrest, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. An upgraded audio system with a USB connection is also standard for this version, along with added cabin lighting, electroluminescent gauges, and an outside temperature display. A set of 15-in. aluminum wheels is optional on the Versa Sedan SV.

The Versa Sedan SL is the most expensive version, equipped with 16-in. aluminum wheels, fog lights, exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal repeater lamps, and variable intermittent wipers. Nissan Intelligent Key passive entry with push-button starting is included, as well as a 5-in. color touch-screen infotainment system including NissanConnect with Mobile Apps technology and satellite radio. Notably, the NissanConnect system includes hands-free text messaging and Bluetooth music streaming capabilities. Nissan's Easy Fill Tire Alert system is also included with the SL trim level.

Under the Hood
A 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard for every 2015 Versa Sedan, and it makes 109 horsepower. The S trim level comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox that can be swapped out for a 4-speed automatic transmission. The S Plus, SV, and SL all get a standard CVT.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the 2015 Versa Sedan S is rated at 26 mpg in the city with the optional automatic transmission and 36 mpg on the highway with the standard manual gearbox. Choose the S Plus, SV, or SL version with the CVT and fuel-economy ratings rise to 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

Safety and Technology
Because the 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan is a simple, low-priced car, it does not offer much in the way of cutting-edge safety features or technology upgrades. Notably, though, Nissan makes it easier for the Versa Sedan SL's owner to maintain proper tire pressure, thanks to its Easy Fill Tire Alert system, which beeps the horn when adding air to let the person know that the tire is properly inflated.

The SL trim level also offers NissanConnect with Mobile Apps technology, which is paired with a 5-in. color touch-screen display, Bluetooth audio streaming, and hands-free text messaging capability. A Technology package adds a larger 5.8-in. touch screen, navigation system with real-time traffic reporting, reversing camera, and voice-recognition capability.


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