2021 Nissan Versa

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Nissan Versa highlights

Customer rating


  • Lots of cargo space
  • Easy-to-use infotainment system
  • Comfortable cabin


  • Slow acceleration
  • Limited storage upfront
  • Lots of wind noise

Mileage (EPA estimate)

27 city, 35 highway, 30 combined

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All Nissan Versa years

What is new for the 2021 Nissan Versa?

  • Versa trims have been upgraded with Leatherette Seats and Rear Spoiler as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Cruise Control features are now available as options on select trims.

2021 Nissan Versa trims

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  • 122-hp, 114-lb-ft of torque 1.6L
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear View Camera
  • View our Nissan Versa S inventory



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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Nissan Versa

1. Versatile engine

All 2021 Nissan Versa models come equipped with a 1.6L four-cylinder engine, producing 122 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque, and are available with a choice of two transmission options. And regardless of which transmission you pair the engine with, one thing is for certain, you won't be making anywhere near as many trips to the pumps. Base S models include a five-speed manual transmission as standard, and pairing that with the 1.6L engine gives an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined and 35 mpg on the highway.

 However, swap that for the continuously variable automatic transmission, which is optional on S trims and standard on SV and SR models, and get up to an EPA-estimated 35 combined, 32 mpg in the city, and a very impressive 40 mpg on the highway.

2. Rich selection of features

The 2021 Nissan Versa has three separate trim levels to choose from, and no matter which one you pick, you won't be lacking in features and equipment. Even the standard S model has a wealth of kit included, including 60/40 split-folding rear seat, a seven-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth® connectivity, and a four-speaker audio system with three USB ports. The mid-tier SV model adds heated mirrors, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, and the premium SR model includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rear spoiler, and more.

3. Driver convenience features available across the range

If you're looking for a car that's an absolute breeze to drive and use day in and day out, you'll be delighted to hear that a big part of the 2021 Nissan Versa's feature list includes driver convenience technologies. All models feature automatic emergency braking, rear automatic braking, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams, while SV trims add blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert into the equation. For ease of use even in busy urban environments, the 2021 Nissan Versa has all the equipment you need.

4. Spacious trunk

Open the trunk of the 2021 Nisan Vera and prepare to be surprised at just how much space you have to play with. You get 14.7 cu-ft of luggage volume in standard configuration, more than enough for the weekly grocery shopping haul, but additionally, all 2021 Nissan Versa models include 60/40 split-folding rear seats. Fold those down, and cargo volume increases to 38.3 cu-ft, plenty enough for collecting furniture or bigger/bulkier items.

5. Comfortable and premium cabin

The interior of the 2021 Nissan Versa is a roomy and comfortable place underneath that subcompact sedan exterior. There's seating for five inside, and for younger passengers, there are two complete sets of LATCH connectors on the rear outboard seats. A total of 88.9 cu-ft of passenger volume means everyone has room to relax on the journey, especially with 44.5 inches of front seat legroom and 31 inches of rear seat legroom. Additionally, the SV and SR trims offer upgraded upholstery options, and the Convenience package offers heated front seats—perfect for when the temperature outside drops.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.3 out of 5

3 customer reviews

RepairPal gave the Nissan Versa an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Nissan Versa 13th out of 27 among Subcompact Cars.

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Nissan Versa features and specs

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
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 44.5"/R 31"

Head room

F 39.5"/R 36.3"

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