2012 Nissan Versa

#6 in Small Car
  • Type: Sedan
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2012 Nissan Versa Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Small Car of 2012

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.
Small Car
#6 Nissan Versa

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Nissan Versa after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Nissan Versa during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Feel of the seat material
  • Quality of the interior materials
  • Vehicle acceleration

Performance Specs

MPG City

24 - 30


31 - 38


109 - 122


1 speed, Continuously Variable, 4 speed, Automatic, 5 speed, Manual, 6 speed, Manual


Gas I4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Nissan Versa Review

The new 2012 Nissan Versa. Innovation upsized. Innovation for all. Perfect for today’s driver. Whether you choose the sporty sedan or adventurous hatchback you’ll discover a spacious interior advanced technology and dependable performance. The Nissan Versa will get you moving in a hurry with its 122 horse power engine and at 34 miles per gallon the only time you will know you are driving a small car is at the gas pump. The navigation system with touch screen display and real real-time traffic updates will keep you on the path ahead while the Drive Computer will keep all your key information within reach. Control your iPod through Versa’s audio system or with the steering wheel mounted controls. Technology truly is right at your fingertips. Enjoy added safety security and convenience for you and your passengers with brake override technology multiple airbags and vehicle dynamic control. Innovation that’s efficient. Innovation for all. Drive your new 2012 Versa and arrive in style.

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