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2012 Nissan Versa 1.8SL

2012 Nissan Versa Review

(0 Stars)  Agreeable, inexpensive transportation.

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Overview
The Versa offers incredible value for the money. The base S model starts at the remarkably low price of $11,750. It lacks such features as power locks and windows, cruise control, and keyless entry, so many buyers will gravitate to the pricier and better-equipped SV and SL trims. Navigation, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and keyless entry are all available on higher models. Many of the interior fittings and plastics look and feel cheap; it's clear that the Versa was built with cost saving in mind. However, it will satisfy people looking for basic, affordable transportation. The Versa is easy to drive and comfortable, but acceleration is only adequate. The sedan gets a new 1.6-liter engine that has a host of revisions to improve fuel economy. Versa sedans equipped with the continuously variable transmission are rated at 38 highway mpg. In spite of its compact exterior dimensions, the Versa has a spacious cabin with a roomy back seat and a surprisingly large trunk. Drivers and passengers will feel comfortable rather than cramped. Switchgear and gauges are clear and easy to use, if basic. The Versa hatchback did not receive the same revisions as the sedan and continues with its 1.8-liter engine. It remains a pleasing car with plenty of passenger room and impressive cargo space, especially with the rear seats folded. Fuel economy is slightly lower than the sedan's but is impressive for a car of its size. Whether opting for the bargain-basement S or a better-equipped sedan or hatchback, Versa buyers will find themselves behind the wheel of an agreeable and inexpensive small car.

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2012 Versa 1.8 SL Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.8L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 28 MPG city, 34 MPG highway, 30 MPG combined and 396 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

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'12 Nissan 1.8SL Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Keyless Entry
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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