2016 Nissan Versa 1.6 S (M5)

2016 Nissan Versa 1.6 S (M5)
  • MSRP$11,990 Invoice$11,703
    • 27 City
    • 36 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Fuel TypeGas
  • Cargo422 L (15 cu.ft.)
  • Horsepower109 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $526 $359 $276 $226 $193 $169

2016 Nissan Versa Buyer's Guide

The 2016 Nissan Versa takes the honor of being one of the least expensive new cars available in the United States. For an entry price under $12,000, the Versa comes with a four-cylinder engine and a spartan interior that provides just the basics. However, this four-door compact sedan still offers seating for five, and it’s a good way to obtain a reliable new commuter at the lowest possible cost. The Versa is also available as a hatchback, the Versa Note, which has a slightly higher starting price. This generation of the Versa sedan was rolled out in 2012, and the Versa Note came to market in 2014. The 2016 Nissan Versa is an important model in Nissan’s strategy to attract younger buyers to the brand.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Nissan Versa S
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Air conditioning
2016 Nissan Versa SL
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Keyless ignition
  • Satellite radio
  • LCD infotainment display
2016 Nissan Versa SV
  • Power windows and door locks
  • Upgraded cloth upholstery
  • Keyless entry
  • Driver armrest
2016 Nissan Versa Note
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Air conditioning
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • CD player

What makes it move?

The 2016 Nissan Versa sedan owes its price point to its 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, making 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque. The Versa is front-wheel drive and comes with a five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission. Higher trims offer a continuously variable transmission, requiring a higher price but improving fuel economy. The base 2016 Versa gets fuel economy of 27 mpg city and 37 mpg highway, while a CVT-equipped model achieves 31 mpg city, 40 mpg highway.

Why buy the 2016 Nissan Versa?

Shoppers who want a brand new car while spending as little money as possible should consider the 2016 Nissan Versa or Versa Note. There is a lot of competition in the affordable compact segment, and some of those models are better equipped, more powerful, or more stylish than the Versa. However, the Versa is about the cheapest car you can buy new in the United States this year, and that’s its main benefit. That said, the 2016 Versa does offer a choice of body styles and several trim levels, which will improve versatility and comfort for buyers with a little flexibility in the budget. The current Versa sedan’s design is several years old, but a car with a deliberately minimalist approach won’t feel dated as quickly.

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