Although it's more stylish after a 2020 redesign, the Nissan Versa continues to be a basic, inexpensive subcompact.
Available as a sedan only, we found it to be easy to drive and user-friendly.
Unlike most of its competitors, it comes with important standard active safety features, such as AEB.
But the Versa is no joy to drive, with its stiff ride, dull handling, and droning engine.
Fuel economy is good at 32-mpg overall but not a standout, considering that a number of midsized sedans can match or better that.
The driver's seat is short on support, and unlike previous Versas, the rear seat is tight.
A more substantial used car can be had at the same price, but those who buy the Versa should get the SV for its BSW and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.