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Used 2016 Nissan Versa for Sale

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About the 2016 Nissan Versa

Vehicle Summary

Looking for a small and sleek sedan with agile handling and easy maneuverability? A subcompact sedan like the 2016 Nissan Versa can be an excellent choice. This peppy sedan can confidently navigate crowded city streets and pull into even the tightest of parking spots with relative ease. Meanwhile, its cabin remains spacious enough to accommodate up to five people—and its SV and SL trims feature convenient 60/40-split folding seats for extra cargo storage when you need it. 

Need a subcompact sedan with the essentials? The base S trim on the 2016 Versa includes Bluetooth® phone connectivity, a four-speaker sound system, and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. If you're looking for something with more indulgent features, the range-topping SL trim comes with a rearview camera, smartphone integration, navigation system, and even a 5.8-inch touchscreen interface. All things considered, a used 2016 Nissan Versa can be an excellent choice for your daily commute and the occasional road trip. 

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Q: What is the fuel economy of the 2016 Nissan Versa?

A: The fuel economy of the 2016 Versa can vary based on several factors, including transmission type. For example, the front-wheel drive 2016 Versa S trim with 1.6L four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined.1 Meanwhile, the 2016 Versa S with 1.6L four-cylinder engine and optional four-speed automatic transmission get an EPA-estimated 29 mpg combined.1 Finally, the 2016 Versa SV trim with 1.6L four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT) gets an EPA-estimated 34 mpg combined.1 

Q: Does the 2016 Nissan Versa offer smartphone integration?

A: Smartphone integration isn't standard on the 2016 Versa, but the SL trim does offer it. Meanwhile, the SV Tech Package (which was available on the SV trim) adds smartphone integration as well. 

Q: What is the SV Appearance Package on the 2016 Nissan Versa?

A: The SV Appearance Package was optional on the SV trim when the 2016 Versa was sold new; it adds features such as fog lights, chrome exterior trim accents, and 15-inch alloy wheels. 

Q: Does the 2016 Nissan Versa have a rearview camera?

A: A rearview camera is not standard equipment on the 2016 Versa, but it is included on the SL trim and was optional on the SV trim. 

Generation Overview

The 2016 Nissan Versa was released in the middle of this subcompact sedan's second generation of production, which spanned from 2012 through 2019. When the second-generation Versa debuted in 2012, it did so with a 150-pound-lighter frame than its first generation model. This lighter frame resulted in welcome fuel economy improvements; for example, the 2016 Versa base S trim with five-speed manual transmission gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined, compared to 28 mpg combined on its 2011 counterpart.1 

For the 2016 Versa specifically, the existing two-speaker sound system was upgraded to a standard four-speaker audio system across-the-board. The range-topping SL trim also saw the addition of a leather-wrapped steering wheel to its equipment list for this model year. 

2016 Nissan Versa Engine Options

Every front-wheel drive 2016 Versa is outfitted with a 1.6L four-cylinder engine at 109 hp. Transmission configurations vary based on trim; the S trim, for example, receives a five-speed manual transmission as standard. When sold new, however, this trim was also offered with an optional four-speed automatic transmission. All other 2016 Versa trims are equipped instead with a CVT. 

2016 Nissan Versa Interior

For a subcompact sedan, the 2016 Versa offers an impressive 14.8-cubic-foot trunk. On the SV and SL trims, the rear seats can also be folded down to accommodate longer or bulkier items in the cargo area. For a vehicle of its size, the 2016 Versa boasts a surprisingly spacious cabin—and even adults can fit comfortably in the back seat. 

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See

2016 Nissan Versa Trim Configurations

Check out key features from each 2016 Versa trim below to get a better feel for which suits you. 


  • 15-inch steel wheels 
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity 
  • Four-speaker sound system 
  • Steering-wheel sound controls 

S Plus

  • Cruise control 
  • Sporty rear spoiler 


  • Power windows and locks 
  • Keyless entry 
  • USB port 
  • Upgraded cloth upholstery 


  • 16-inch alloy wheels 
  • Keyless entry and ignition 
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel 
  • Rearview camera 
  • 5.8-inch touchscreen interface 

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2016 Nissan Versa. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2016 Nissan Versa

Overall Rating

4.4 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Beautiful car in and out.

This car is smooth and saves gas along with a sporty design too the exterior. Love the color of it since I'm a big fan of charcoal grey.


  • Value: Great value as i bought it with 11,000mi. For a 2016 model
  • Styling: I like the design of the car especially that custom looking spoiler.
  • Fuel Economy: Great on gas. Save $$$


  • Braking: Starting to hear a little noise when breaking but nothing serious yet!!

- Eric Quiocho, 2016 Nissan Versa

Worked well, but not it’s not working

The vehicles transmission has gone bad. I’ve only had the car since August of 2020 and now I have to get me a new car. Fed up doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel.


  • Fuel Economy: Great gas cost
  • Styling: It’s real cute!


  • Braking: Breaks are not working and I haven’t had the car for 100 days yet.
  • Reliability: It’s not reliable now cause I the transmission will go out at any time.

- Nariq Jones, 2016 Nissan Versa

Not fancy, but it’s perfect!

The gas mileage on this car is amazing! I’m also pretty tall for a woman (6’), and a lot of my height is in my torso. I still have plenty of headroom.


  • Fuel Economy: Even with a 45 mile round trip commute every day, I only have to gas up every other week.
  • Cargo Space: I’ve done a couple airport runs, and can fit a couple large suitcases in the trunk
  • Interior Space: Plenty of elbow room


  • Power: Not the strongest engine, you won’t be winning any races
  • Seat Comfort: The seats are a little stiff, but not horribly so
  • Technology and Entertainment: I do wish I had power locks, but that’s a definite #firstworldproblem

- Codi Brock, 2016 Nissan Versa

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