2017 Nissan Versa Note

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Nissan Versa Note highlights

Customer rating


  • Aerodynamic shape
  • Great cargo capacity
  • Cozy interior


  • No infotainment system
  • No driver-aids
  • Weak acceleration

Mileage (EPA estimate)

31 city, 39 highway, 34 combined

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Frugal urban compact

With a clever cargo space and a straightforward interior, the 2017 Nissan Versa Note is one of the most fitting options if you are looking for a vehicle that’s designed to beat city traffic. Although it’s a compact hatchback, it offers enough legroom even for backseat passengers to feel comfortable. It offers an enjoyable ride in a quiet cabin, where everything is within reach and without unnecessary distractions. The fact that it returns great mileage is a huge bonus.

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What is new for the 2017 Nissan Versa Note?

  • The S trim has been discontinued for 2017.
  • Versa Note trims have been upgraded with Rear Spoiler as standard equipment this year.
  • The SR trim now comes with Suede Seats as standard equipment.
  • The SV trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

Nissan Versa Note photos

5 reasons to buy the 2017 Nissan Versa Note

1. Plenty of room for passengers 

The compact exterior of the 2017 Nissan Versa Note may fool many people into thinking that it’s equally tiny inside, too. But it’s actually pretty roomy. It uses the interior space well, providing comfortable seating for up to five people. Front row headroom measures 40.8 inches and front legroom is 41.3 inches. In the second row, there is 38 inches of headroom and 38.3 inches of legroom. 

2. Impressive cargo capacity 

The cargo space in the 2017 Nissan Versa Note is equally impressive. If you are thinking about going on road trips or short vacations, you can rest assured that the Versa Note has got you covered. With a trunk offering 18.8 cu-ft of space, and a total cargo capacity of 38.3 cu-ft, you will have enough room for a few backpacks, a small suitcase or two, or plenty of grocery bags. 

3. Frugal performance 

The 2017 Nissan Versa Note is one to consider if you are keen on reducing trips to the pumps. With the base 1.6L four-cylinder engine, the 2017 Versa Note gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined.

This makes it a great option if you want to streamline your commute. 

4. Interior focused on simplicity and functionality 

Rather than overwhelming passengers with a bunch of unnecessary features and details, the cabin of the 2017 Nissan Versa Note is focused on functionality and simplicity. For starters, getting in and out is easy, especially from the second row. The doors open wide, and you won’t have trouble accessing the rear seats, or getting out of them. Outward visibility from the driving position is excellent, as well. Standard features include air conditioning, cloth upholstery, Bluetooth® phone integration, as well as a four-speaker audio system with a CD player. 

5. Competent driving 

As far as performance is concerned, this is a great daily driver, with balanced handling and responsive brakes as some of its best characteristics. The 2017 Nissan Versa Note is powered by a standard 1.6L four-cylinder engine with 109 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission, replacing the standard five-speed manual of its predecessors.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3.8 out of 5

4 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Nissan Versa Note an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Nissan Versa Note 16th out of 27 among Subcompact Cars.

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Nissan Versa Note features and specs

S Plus 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Rear Spoiler

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.3"/R 38.3"

Head room

F 40.8"/R 38"

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