2008 Nissan Versa  -  $13,575


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $13,575
Base Invoice: $13,129
Destination Charge: $695
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn I4 Man 1.8 S
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 26 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 4dr Sdn I4 Man 1.8 S
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 1.8L DOHC CVTCS I4 engine

Pros

Low price; good fuel economy; spacious interior; strongest engine in class; excellent NHTSA crash test results.


Model Highlights

The 2008 Versa sedan and hatchback are Nissan's entry-level models, slotted below the Sentra. It offers energy-, budget-, and safety-conscious consumers inexpensive entry into one of the safest and smartest small cars on the market.

With respective S model base prices of $12,630 and $12,730, and SL prices of $14,630 and $14,730, buyers get a strong 1.8L inline four making 122 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque and plenty of amenities usually reserved for more upscale segments. The six-speed manual transmission is standard on all models, while the four-speed automatic adds $800 to the base S and the Xtronic CVT is a $1,000 option on the better-equipped SL. The automatic is not available in SL trim.

Notable standard equipment on the S includes power mirrors, air conditioning, a CD player, a tire pressure monitor, and six air bags. The SL models feature 15-inch alloy wheels, upgraded cloth seat trim, power accessories, a six-disc in-dash CD changer, and an auxiliary audio input jack. A 60/40 split rear seat is standard on all hatchbacks and on the SL sedan.

A Sport Package in SL trim adds fog lights, unique fascias front and rear, lower body sill extensions, and a rear spoiler, while a Convenience Package adds Bluetooth and remote keyless entry and ignition. A Power Package can be ordered on the base car, and it installs power windows and locks, plus a remote keyless entry system and more. A sunroof, XM satellite radio, and a Rockford-Fosgate subwoofer are available on the SL, and the S now has available cruise control.

The 2008 Versa retains its functionally intuitive cabin design, making control of all dials and knobs a snap for driver and passenger alike. The car returns impressive fuel economy in all trim levels, with a model-best 27 city/33 highway coming from the CVT-equipped SL.

In safety tests, the Versa's combination of standard and available safety features can't be beat. Dual-stage front air bags, roof-mounted front and rear curtain air bags, active head restraints and ten other features come standard, while an ABS package with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist can be added for $250.

The 2008 Nissan Versa scores a five-star rating in NHTSA side-impact crash tests and the Insurance Institute of America gave the Versa its top score in frontal-offset and side-impact tests.


Model News

On the heels of a successful launch, the Nissan Versa enters 2008 with few changes. A $700 Sport Package is a new addition on the SL's option list and hatchbacks in S trim can now order cruise control. XM is now the only satellite radio provider for the model.


Value Writeup

Nissan's 2008 Versa remains one of the most spacious sub-compacts available today, with the hatchback boasting 17.8 cubic feet of luggage space behind the standard 60/40 split fold-down rear seat and a very generous 50.4 cubic feet when configured in full cargo mode. The standard 1.8L engine is bigger and more powerful than its competitors' powerplants, and the Versa offers a roomier cabin and more head and legroom than most of its peers. Despite having a very low cost of entry, the Versa is well equipped with air conditioning, six front and side air bags, and a CD player.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
343.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
26 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
409.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl

Displacement
1.8L/110

Fuel System
NDIS

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4800

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.2 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
94.3 ft³

Front Head Room
40.6 in

Front Leg Room
41.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.5 in

Front Hip Room
48.8 in

Second Head Room
37.9 in

Second Leg Room
38.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
50.7 in

Second Hip Room
47.2 in

Wheelbase
102.4 in

Length, Overall
176.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
66.7 in

Height, Overall
60.4 in

Track Width, Front
58.3 in

Track Width, Rear
58.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.3 in

Liftover Height
27.8 in

Trunk Volume
13.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2671 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.91 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.87 in

Front Tire Size
P185/65HR15

Rear Tire Size
P185/65HR15

Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15

Front Wheel Size
15 x 5.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 5.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.3

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.25

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.2 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.02 x 0.95 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
9.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V401000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 03, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

Potential Number of Units Affected
7948

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN VEHICLES THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH A GARMIN NUVI MODEL 750 NAVIGATION SYSTEM. THE BATTERIES CONTAINED IN THE AFFECTED GPS UNITS CAN OVERHEAT.

Consequence
OVERHEATED BATTERIES COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY GARMIN TECHNICIANS BY REPLACING THE BATTERY AND INSERTING A SPACER ON TOP OF THE BATTERY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GARMIN DIRECTLY AT 1-866-957-1981 OR NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V573000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 14, 2015

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
218,019

Summary
Nissan (Nissan North America, Inc.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2012 Nissan Versa vehicles manufactured May 8, 2006, to November 12, 2012, that were sold or ever registered in the District of Columbia, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Road salt may corrode the front coil springs, possibly resulting in the coil springs fracturing.

Consequence
If a front coil spring fractures, it may contact the tire, possibly puncturing it, increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace both front coil springs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by mid-November 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V028000

Mfg's Report Date
January 10, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
152,554

Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2012 Nissan Versa hatchbacks originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A". Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Nissan is recalling certain 2009-2010 Infiniti M35 and M45 and 2009 Nissan Versa sedans and hatchbacks originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B". Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Nissan is recalling certain 2005-2008 Infiniti FX35 and FX45, 2006-2010 Infiniti M35 and M45, and 2007-2008 Nissan Versa vehicles originally sold, or ever...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflators, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V349000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 24, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
413,852

Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2003-2008 Infiniti FX35 and FX45, 2003-2004 Infiniti I35, 2006-2010 Infiniti M35 and M45, and 2007-2011 Nissan Versa vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Nissan is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Infiniti FX35 and FX45, 2003-2004 Infiniti I30 and I35, 2006-2008 Infiniti M35 and M45, and 2007-2008 Nissan Versa vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Lastly, unless included in "Zone A" or "...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an interim notification on July 22, 2016. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

1.8L DOHC CVTCS I4 engine

6-speed manual transmission

Clutch interlock

Front wheel drive

Independent strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar

Torsion beam rear suspension w/stabilizer bar

P185/65HR15 all-season tires

15" steel wheels w/full covers

Electric pwr steering

Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes

Body color bumpers

Multi-reflector halogen headlamps

Body color pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body color door handles

Chrome deck lid finisher

Reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable headrests

4-way manual driver seat

4-way manual adjustable passenger seat

Rear outboard adjustable headrests

Suede-tricot cloth seat trim

Dual front & rear cup holders

Tilt steering column

Immobilizer system

Tachometer

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Remote fuel lid release

Pwr rear trunk release

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers, 120-watt amp

Roof mounted antenna

Air conditioning w/in-cabin microfilter

Rear window defroster w/timer

12-volt pwr outlet

Driver & front passenger map pockets

Passenger visor vanity mirror w/cover

Battery saver

Front & rear passenger folding assist grips

Carpeted floor & cargo area

Cargo area lamp

Rear parcel shelf

Dual-stage front airbags w/occupant classification system

Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

3-point ELR driver seat belt w/pretensioner & load limiter

3-point ELR/ALR front passenger seat belt w/pretensioner & load limiter

3-point ELR/ALR rear seat belts at all positions

Front active head restraints

Child safety rear door locks

Rear child seat tether anchors (LATCH)

Clutch interlock

Pipe-style side-door impact beams

Front/rear crumple zones

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
[P01] PWR PKG
$700

 
[T01] ABS PKG
$250

 
[R01] CRUISE CONTROL
$200

 
[B10] FRONT & REAR SPLASH GUARDS
$110

 
[L92] 5-PIECE FLOOR/TRUNK MAT SET
$155

 
[P93] ALUMINUM KICK PLATE
$130

 
[N93] ELECTROCHROMIC REAR VIEW MIRROR
$125

 
[N94] INTERIOR ACCENT LIGHTING
$300

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