Among subcompacts, the Versa seems almost like a luxury car, with its nicely made and well-appointed interior.
The little Nissan rides pleasantly and quietly.
Its powertrain feels refined.
Further, the rear seat is enormous for a small car.
Handling is sound but not really agile and it's tricky at the limits.
The 27-mpg fuel economy is not impressive.
All versions got ABS and ESC as standard equipment for 2012.