2012 Nissan Versa  -  $11,770


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $11,770
Base Invoice: $11,396
Destination Charge: $780
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Manual 1.6 S
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 30 | City: 27 | Hwy: 36
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Manual 1.6 S
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 1.6L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

One of the most inexpensive new cars available; surprisingly spacious cabin and trunk; fuel economy; good highway manners


Model Highlights

For 2012, Nissan has completely restyled its Versa sedan. Three trim levels are offered: S, SV and SL. All are powered by a new 109-hp 1.6L 4-cylinder with continuously variable valve timing. In the S, a 5-speed manual transmission puts power to the front wheels, while SV and SL cars are equipped with Nissan's Xtronic continuously variable transmission. When so equipped, the Versa sedan delivers an EPA estimate 33 mpg combined fuel economy.

Even the S offers enough features to keep drivers and passengers comfortable. These include halogen headlights, air conditioning, an AM/FM/CD stereo with two auxiliary audio inputs, power steering, trip computer, tilt steering wheel and a 6-way adjustable driver's seat.

In the SV, buyers will find power mirrors, locks and windows, with driver's side 1-touch auto up/down, a tachometer and upgraded trip computer, a 4-speaker stereo, remote keyless entry, cruise control, premium cloth seating and various interior accents. Fifteen inch steel wheels are standard on the S and SV.

The SL gets 15-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, variable-speed windshield wipers, passenger visor vanity mirror, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, silver and chrome interior accents, a premium four-speaker stereo with MP3/WMA CD playback and iPod interface, speed-sensitive volume control and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.

Packaged options for the Versa sedan included a Cruise Control Package for the S, a Convenience Package with Bluetooth and premium stereo for the SV and a Tech Package with navigation and XM satellite radio for the SL. Individual options are available across the model range and include things such as a rear spoiler, carpeted floor and trunk mats and special body and interior accents.

The Versa hatchback continues in 2012 in either S or SL trim, with power derived from a 122-hp 1.8L 4-cylinder. In the S, choose either a 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic to put that power to the wheels, while Xtronic is the transmission of choice in the SL. The S offers a 4-speaker stereo, power mirrors, locks and windows, tilt steering, air conditioning, rear window wiper, suede/tricot cloth seating and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. In the SL you'll find keyless entry, cruise control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, upgraded upholstery, special wood and aluminum inlays, a 6-speaker stereo, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.

Like all Nissans, the Versa does not scrimp on safety, and in addition to six airbags, the car offers anti-lock braking with electronic brake distribution, traction control and stability control.


Model News

For 2012, the big news the Nissan Versa is a completely redesigned Versa sedan. The car comes with a bargain $10,990 base price, making it one of the most inexpensive cars available. The Versa is by no means cheap, however. Even in that base trim level, the Versa sedan comes with air conditioning, six airbags and a bevy of electronic safety features.

In keeping with the rest of the Nissan nomenclature, the Versa is offered in three trim levels: S, SV and SL. A 109-hp 1.6L 4-cylinder engine is standard on all models. It replaces the 1.8L found in previous models. In the S it is mated to a 5-speed manual, while the other trims get Nissan's Xtronic continuously variable transmission.

The new sedan offers surprisingly spacious passenger room, with a usable backseat for adults and the trunk is large enough to accept plenty of suitcases, golf clubs, groceries and more.

Fuel economy is rated at 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway with the manual transmission and 30 mpg city/38 mpg hwy with the CVT.

The Versa hatchback is largely unchanged for 2012, and is still powered by the 1.8L engine.


Value Writeup

The 2012 Nissan Versa offers exceptional value per dollar. No other car in the compact segment can match it for base price, as the S sedan slots in more than $3,000 less than much of the competition. Even the top-trim SL starts at $15,560. In the meantime, buyers get a lot of car, both in features and in spaciousness, which should satisfy budget-minded shoppers who still want to haul their family, friends and stuff around with them.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2

EPA Classification
Compact

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
36 MPG

Cruising Range - City
291.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
27 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
30 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
388.80 mi

Engine Order Code
HR16DE

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.6L/97

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
109 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4400

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.55

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
470

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.7 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
90.2 ft³

Front Head Room
39.8 in

Front Leg Room
41.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
51.7 in

Front Hip Room
48.1 in

Second Head Room
36.6 in

Second Leg Room
37.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
51.9 in

Second Hip Room
46.2 in

Wheelbase
102.4 in

Length, Overall
175.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
66.7 in

Height, Overall
59.6 in

Track Width, Front
58.3 in

Track Width, Rear
58.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.8 in

Liftover Height
28.0 in

Trunk Volume
13.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2345 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
P185/65R15

Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15

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
16.8

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
37.2 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.02 x 0.87 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
8.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
10.8 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V032000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 31, 2012

Component
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:SHIFT PATTERN INDICATOR

Potential Number of Units Affected
36,608

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 VERSA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 9, 2011, THROUGH JANUARY 13, 2012 FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 114,?THEFT PROTECTION.? DUE TO INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE SHIFTER ROD AND THE SHIFT KNOB, THE VEHICLES MAY BE SHIFTED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION WITHOUT DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL.

Consequence
THE OPERATOR CAN INADVERTENTLY SHIFT THE VEHICLE INTO GEAR WITHOUT THE BRAKE PEDAL BEING DEPRESSED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH OR INJURY TO A NEARBY PEDESTRIAN.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE SHIFTER KNOB OR THE SHIFTER ASSEMBLY AS NEEDED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON FEBRUARY 20, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT 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
12V055000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 13, 2012

Component
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Potential Number of Units Affected
976

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 ALTIMA AND VERSA VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS THAT CONTAIN AN INCORRECT PROPELLANT MIXTURE FOR THE INITIATOR COMPONENT USED, RESULTING IN INSUFFICIENT OUTPUT OF COMPRESSED GAS.

Consequence
THE SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ONE OR BOTH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG MODULES, AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON FEBRUARY 27, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 615-725-1000.

CUSTOMERS MAY 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
17V144000

Mfg's Report Date
March 6, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
54,751

Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2012 Nissan Versa vehicles. Degradation of the side impact sensor connector pins may cause the curtain and seat-mounted air bags to deploy unexpectedly if the door is slammed.

Consequence
If the curtain and seat-mounted air bags inadvertently deploy, it can increase the risk of injury.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will install a new jumper harness, and replace the side impact satellite sensors, 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
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
15V507000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 12, 2015

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC , VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected
298,747

Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Nissan Versa sedan vehicles manufactured June 9, 2011, to March 11, 2015, and 2014-2015 Nissan Versa Note vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to March 11, 2015. The affected vehicles have a center console trim panel that may catch the driver's shoe and delay the transition from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal.

Consequence
A delay in the application of the brake pedal would lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will modify the console trim panel, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by mid-October 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.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
14.7%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

1.6L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

Engine mounts -inc: (2) solid, (1) liquid-filled

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Battery saver

Independent strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar

Torsion beam rear suspension w/stabilizer bar

Electric speed-sensitive variable-assist pwr steering

Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes

15" x 5.5" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

P185/65HR15 all-season tires

Compact spare tire

Body color front/rear bumpers

Black grille

Multi-reflector halogen headlamps

Black manual folding mirrors

Fixed intermittent windshield wipers w/mist function

Black door handles

AM/FM/CD stereo w/(2) front speakers -inc: aux input

Roof mounted antenna

Reclining front bucket seats -inc: integrated front head restraints

4-way manual driver seat

4-way manual passenger seat

Rear bench seat -inc: outboard vertical adjustable head restraints

Cloth seat trim

Dual front & rear cup holders

Tilt steering column

Black IP trim finisher

Trip computer -inc: avg fuel consumption, current MPG, distance-to-empty

Fasten seat belt warning light/chime

Remote fuel lid release

Immobilizer system

Manual rear trunk release

Air conditioning w/in-cabin microfilter

Rear window defroster w/timer

12V pwr outlet

Driver & front passenger map pockets

Carpeted floor & cargo area

Rear parcel shelf

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) -inc: electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist

Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)

Traction control system (TCS)

Clutch interlock

Energy absorbing front/rear bumpers

Steel side-door impact beams

Zone body construction -inc: front/rear crumple zones, hood deformation point

Dual-stage front airbags w/occupant classification system

Front 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

Child safety rear door locks

Rear child seat tether anchors (LATCH)

Emergency interior trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Energy absorbing steering column

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
FRESH POWDER
$0

 
SUPER BLACK
$0

 
BLUE ONYX METALLIC
$0

 
BRILLIANT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
CHARCOAL, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
[B92] FRONT/REAR SPLASH GUARDS
$130

 
[B93] CHROME TRUNK ACCENT
$115

 
[L92] 5-PIECE CARPETED FLOOR/TRUNK MAT SET
$170

 
[N92] ILLUMINATED KICK PLATES
$250

 
[N93] AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR
$270

 
[N94] INTERIOR TRIM APPLIQUE
$225

 
[R92] REAR SPOILER
$335


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