Monday, July 11, 2011

2012 Versa priced at under $11,000

2012 Nissan Versa - Subcompact Culture

Nissan announced that the new Versa sedan will be able to be had for less than $11,000. ($10,990, to be exact). This will net you a Versa S with a 1.6-liter, 109 hp engine with a five-speed trans. This combo will yeild an EPA average of 27 city, 36 highway (slightly higher with the optional CVT). Nissan is touting the next-gen Versa as the "Big small car." For example, Nissan says the new Versa will have more leg room than a BMW 5-series.

Nissan has referred to the exterior styling as "upscale." I refer to it as "eh." Although it's not my cup-o-tea, potential buyers may see that $11K price tag and come out in droves.
2012 Nissan Versa (Nissan USA)

2012 Nissan Versa - Subcompact Culture

2012 Nissan Versa - Subcompact Culture


D2M said...

Well, for under 12K it is a nice looking car. It's certainly better than the competition.

Those MPG though.. tch... that's kinda low for a subcompact car. I guess the price kinda makes up for it but still....

Andy Lilienthal said...

I think we're getting used to seeing 40 in the highway column for mileage these days.

Personally, I am not a fan of the styling. I do think the hatchback looks better, but it isn't for sale on the U.S. market yet.

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nlpnt said...

Looks-wise, it's certainly an improvement over the old sedan!

I wonder if there'll be an SE-R version because at this point that's the only reason for the Sentra to still exist.

Smitty said...

MPG should say around 27 city/36 hiway (depending on where the info on the car is found). Who here really thought it would get only 20mpg highway? My 4700lb Xterra, including all the offroad armor, 33" tires and winch, gets better than 20mpg highway.

Andy Lilienthal said...

My mistake, Smitty. That was a typo.

The EPA estimate on the 1.6-liter with the manual transmission is 36 MPG, and I changed it in the text. Thanks for the heads up, though.