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2011 Nissan Versa 1.8S

2011 Nissan Versa Review

(3 Stars)  Capacious and versatile, albeit a bit boring

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Nissan's global B platform is used for many of the company's models. Perhaps the smallest is the Nissan Versa. A full step below the Sentra in both price and size. The Versa is in fact, the most inexpensive new car available in the Nissan line, With a base price of just over 10,000USD. There are certainly compromises that must be made to keep the cost of this car so exceedingly low, but it remains an excellent value for the money, offering excellent options such as Navigation and Satellite radio. The Versa is even able to offer more rear seat legroom than the much larger and more expensive Maxima. Cost considerations much come into play somewhere though, and this shows itself in the form of its strut suspension, drum brakes, and standard 14" wheels. None of these tradeoffs keep the Versa from being an excellent inexpensive, high economy car.

There are two engines available on the Versa. The base 1.6 liter four cylinder produces 107 Hp and the optional 1.8 liter four cylinder puts out 122 HP. Transmission options include a four speed automatic, five and six speed manuals, and a continuously variable transmission. (CVT)

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2011 Versa 1.8 S Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.8L in-linefour-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 24 MPG city, 32 MPG highway, 27 MPG combined and 357 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
13.2gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 122 hp @ 5,200 rpm; 127 ft lb of torque @ 4,800 rpm

'11 Nissan 1.8S Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Power Locks
Power Outlet(s)
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Tilt
Cup Holders
Brake Assist
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Head/Curtain Airbag
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Airbag
Rear Curtain Airbag
Side Air Bag(s)
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc Changer
  Tires and Wheels  
Wheel Covers
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