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Eric's Autos: 2018 Nissan Versa

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Price can't be beat -- unless you buy used.

The amount of room for the price can't be beat.

Essential features (AC, a very decent stereo) are included in that price.

What's Not So Good

Bluetooth and a four-speaker stereo are standard, but some convenience features -- cruise control, power windows, SiriusXM satellite radio -- aren't available in the base S trim.

The S trim with the lowest cost only has manual transmission. The nicer-trimmed S Plus and SV are only automatic.

Under the Hood

The Versa's standard engine is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 109 horsepower driving the front wheels via either the standard (in S trims) five-speed manual transmission or (in S Plus and SV trims) a CVT transmission.

It's nothing special -- which is exactly why it is special. The Versa's engine remains a relatively simple engine. No turbo, for instance. And yet, its gas mileage is still very close to the top of the pack: It gets 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway with the manual transmission, and 31 mpg city and 39 mpg highway with the CVT.

On the Road


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