Vehicle Profile: 2020 Nissan Versa
Incredible value and a fresh design make the 2020 Versa a must-have vehicle
Heading into the second year of its third generation, the 2020 Nissan Versa is more advanced than ever thanks to an interior filled with the latest tech and an exterior designed with the future in mind. With its peppy, efficient powertrain and affordable starting MSRP, the Nissan Versa is perfect for young professionals on the go.
The 2020 Nissan Versa is available at three trim levels: S, SV and SR.
Updated exterior styling
From 2012 to 2019, the Versa was known for being a standard, reliable sedan in the compact car segment. But with its refreshed new look, the 2020 model now stands out among the crowd, firmly taking a spot as a top choice for young drivers. With its bold lines and swooping silhouette, the 2020 Versa is incredibly appealing. Its standard 15-inch steel wheels are surrounded by all-season tires, while automatic on/off halogen projector headlights light the road ahead. Opt for the SR trim to get a dark chrome grille, black-painted outside mirrors and a body-color rear spoiler for an extra sleek look. The SR trim is also equipped with standard fog lights as well as LED headlights with LED signature daytime running lights.
Tech to keep you safe
All trims of the 2020 Nissan Versa come with safety features like an advanced airbag system and a tire pressure monitoring system. But the SV and SR trims go even further with Safety Shield® 360, a comprehensive suite of driver assistive features that offer an extra set of eyes. Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection lends a hand when the unexpected happens. To see a little better while in reverse, Rear Automatic Braking and Rear Cross Traffic Alert let you know when it’s not safe to move the Versa. And while you’re driving cross-country on a road trip, systems like Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Assist help to ensure you get to your destination safely.
Across all trims, the 2020 Versa has a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood, capable of getting up to 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. That’s an increase of 12 percent for horsepower and seven percent for torque compared to the previous model. The S trim has a five-speed manual transmission, which allows the Versa to get 35 mpg on the highway.* However, when you opt for the SV or SR trims, equipped with the Xtronic® Continuously Variable Transmission, highway efficiency increases to 40 mpg.*
For all that you get standard on the 2020 Nissan Versa, the value is simply unbeatable. The S trim — with a starting MSRP of $14,730 — comes with features like a 7-inch touch-screen display, Siri® Eyes Free, Google Assistant voice recognition, Bluetooth® streaming audio, three USB ports, a push-button ignition and an in-cabin microfilter.** Even when you opt for the top-of-the-line SR, you’re still under that $20,000 price point while enjoying features like a remote start engine system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, sport seat trim and the aforementioned Safety Shield® 360 security system.
Other automakers simply can’t match the value of the 2020 Nissan Versa for all that you get within its incredibly stylish exterior. Visit your local Nissan dealership to take this affordable, advanced sedan for a test drive.
*2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for 2020 Versa: 27 City MPG/35 Highway MPG/30 Combined MPG for 2020 Versa with Manual Transmission. 32 City MPG/40 Highway MPG/35 Combined MPG for 2020 Versa with CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.
**MSRP excludes tax, title, license, options and destination charge. Dealer sets actual price.
This article is presented by Bill Korum's Puyallup Nissan.