Nissan redesigned its entry-level Versa sedan for 2012, but not for the better.
While the previous model was our top-rated subcompact sedan, the changes made to the new version have dropped it to the bottom of its category.
On the positive side, this Versa gets much better fuel economy -- 32 mpg overall vs.
27 -- and it provides a roomy rear seat.
But it's slow, noisy and handles clumsily.