2020 Nissan Versa

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Nissan Versa highlights

Customer rating


  • Solid leg room
  • Flexible cargo space
  • Available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration


  • Noisy cabin
  • Ride can be bumpy
  • Sluggish acceleration

Mileage (EPA estimate)

27 city, 35 highway, 30 combined

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A fun-sized subcompact loaded with tech.

Are you looking for a subcompact ride for comfortable and convenient commuting, carpooling, and running errands around town? You'll find that and more in the 2020 Nissan Versa. This five-passenger small sedan feels at home in the city and on the highway and provides everything you need for your daily drive. Equipped with a fuel-sipping powertrain with the choice of manual or automatic transmissions, the Versa ensures that you'll get the most miles per gallon to go longer between fills. With a roomy front seat and a deep trunk with plentiful cargo space, you'll be able to tackle your to-do list with ease. Abundant tech features and driver aids also add to the Versa's appeal. It's compact but packs a big punch.

All Nissan Versa years

New for 2020

  • The Versa is available in a new trim called the SR.
  • The S Plus trim has been discontinued for 2020.
  • Versa trims have been upgraded with Lane Departure Warning, Remote Start, Blind Spot Monitor, Smart Key, Satellite Radio Ready, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Alloy Wheels as standard equipment this year.
  • Front Seat Heaters and Parking Sensors features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The S trim now comes with Power Windows, Power Locks, Cruise Control, and Automatic Transmission as standard equipment.

Explore Nissan Versa details

SR 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Parking Sensors

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 44.5"/R 31"

Head room

F 39.5"/R 36.3"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




5 reasons to buy the 2020 Nissan Versa

1. Efficient powertrain

2020 Nissan Versa: Engine | CarMax

The 2020 Nissan Versa is an excellent subcompact car for commuting or running errands on the weekend. This model uses a fuel-sipping 1.6L four-cylinder engine with a five-speed manual transmission on the S trim or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) on the SV and SR. If you want to get the most miles to the gallon, the 1.6L and CVT are the way to go with an EPA-estimated 32 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

However, sticking with the manual Versa S will still provide great fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.

2. Refined interior

2020 Nissan Versa: Front seat | CarMax

Nissan redesigned the Versa's interior for its third generation (2020–present) and improved the cabin's materials for a nicer look and feel. Each trim has its own unique cloth upholstery, including premium cloth in the 2020 Nissan Versa SV and sport cloth with accent stitching in the SR. Nissan also enhanced the subcompact's interior panels and doors with new finishes, making this generation feel more refined than earlier versions.

3. Roomy cabin

2020 Nissan Versa: Backseats | CarMax

If you're looking for a subcompact with generous cargo and passenger space, the 2020 Nissan Versa will leave you impressed. For its third generation (2020–present), the Versa gains three more inches of front-seat legroom (44.5 inches) and front-seat hip room (50.9 inches). There's also 31 inches of rear-seat legroom for carpooling with coworkers.

The 2020 Nissan Versa S provides 14.7 cu-ft of trunk space, while SV and SR trims offer slightly more with 15 cubes. In addition, the subcompact's 60/40 split fold-down rear seats (standard on SV and SR; optional on S) makes it possible to carry longer items, and the wide trunk opening accommodates luggage for trips to the airport.

4. Abundant tech

2020 Nissan Versa: Tech | CarMax

The 2020 Nissan Versa comes very well-equipped with plenty of technology for a subcompact car. All trims include a seven-inch touchscreen display that anchors the dash and Bluetooth® hands-free phone and streaming audio connectivity. Three USB ports come standard to keep your devices charged while you drive. Stepping up to the SV and SR unlocks other desirable features, including a NissanConnect® infotainment system with advanced voice recognition and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto capabilities for seamless smartphone integration.

5. Standard driver aids

2020 Nissan Versa: Dashboard | CarMax

In addition to the 2020 Nissan Versa's impressive tech, you also gain several driver-assistance features to feel confident behind the wheel. All models come standard with pedestrian detection and lane departure warning to enhance highway and city driving, while automatic high-beam headlights ensure visibility on dark roads. Additionally, the forward and reverse automatic emergency braking system (standard on all trims) can help you avoid damage by low-speed parking impacts in tight spaces. SV and SR trims of the 2020 Nissan Versa also include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert for extra peace of mind.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Nissan Versa an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Nissan Versa 10th out of 24 among Subcompact Cars.

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2020 Nissan Versa trims

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  • Includes cloth upholstery, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio connectivity, three USB ports, air conditioning, rearview monitor, and more.

  • View all Nissan Versa S in stock


  • Adds 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, NissanConnect with seven-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, advanced voice recognition, heated sideview mirrors, and more.

  • View all Nissan Versa SVs in stock


2020 Nissan Versa FAQ

More about the 2020 Nissan Versa

Color options

2020 Nissan Versa: Color options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Aspen White Tri-coat

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic

  • Electric Blue Metallic

  • Fresh Powder

  • Gun Metallic

  • Monarch Orange Metallic

  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat

  • Super Black

Interior colors:

  • Charcoal

  • Graphite

Interior details

The five-passenger 2020 Nissan Versa interior was redesigned for its third generation (2020–present) and features three more inches of front-seat legroom (44.5 inches) and front-seat hip room (50.9 inches). In the rear row, there is 31 inches of stretch-out space. All trims include standard cloth upholstery, and leather-trimmed seats are not available for this model year. Cargo capacity comes in at 15 cu-ft (SV and SR trims), which can hold groceries or luggage for a weekend trip. Additionally, the 60/40 split fold-down rear seats (standard on SV and SR; optional on S) make it possible to carry longer items.

Child seat details

The 2020 Nissan Versa can fit two car seats in the back row with three top tethers and two sets of LATCH anchors. This includes LATCH car seats, infant car seats, rear-facing convertible car seats, forward-facing convertible car seats, and booster car seats. Parents may find that the sedan's seat belts are difficult for young children to buckle themselves into a booster seat.


The 2020 Nissan Versa comes with a fuel-sipping 1.6L four-cylinder engine across all trims with a five-speed manual transmission on the S trim or a CVT on SV and SR trims. With the CVT, the 2020 Versa achieves a remarkable EPA-estimated 32 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

Choosing the standard manual transmission returns an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
If you're looking for a subcompact sedan with pep, the 2020 Versa needs 9.7 seconds to travel from zero to 60 mph, which is average for its class (according to the manufacturer, when new).

Year comparison

2012–2019 Nissan Versa (second generation)

The second-generation Nissan Versa was released in 2012 with a 1.6L four-cylinder sedan and a 1.8L four-cylinder hatchback with manual or automatic transmission. In 2013, the Versa hatchback was discontinued, and the sedan's suspension and steering systems were revised the following year. Bluetooth connectivity became standard in 2015, and Nissan refreshed the Versa's interior and exterior styling that year. A four-speaker audio system also became standard in 2016, and an SV Special Edition Package was added for 2017. In 2018, the four-speed automatic transmission was discontinued, and the Versa added available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities the following year.

2020–Present Nissan Versa (third generation)

Nissan fully redesigned the Versa sedan for its third generation in 2020 to include a 122-hp 1.6L four-cylinder engine with a standard five-speed manual transmission or an available CVT. Automatic emergency braking became standard, along with more driver aids, including a driver alertness monitor and rear door alert. The third generation Versa also gained a seven-inch touchscreen display.

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