Affordable Cars: Nissan Versa Note

The Nissan Versa Note is among the most affordable vehicles you will find without sacrificing quality. The Versa Note is the hatchback version of the Nissan Versa sedan, making it the second-lowest-priced model in the automaker’s lineup. However, the few thousand extra over the starting price of the Versa sedan is well spent for the average driver thanks to the added versatility you get from the Versa Note’s hatchback styling. This is especially true when you consider that even if you get the top trim level, you will be well under $20,000 for a brand-new hatchback. If that is not affordable, nothing is.

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Highly Versatile

One of the best things about the Nissan Versa Note is that in addition to being very affordable, it is highly versatile. The entire interior is 112.9 cubic feet, more than the other models in its class. The fact that the Versa Note has a spacious interior translates into more than enough rear legroom, 38.3 inches. To put it in perspective, this is about 4 inches more than most competitors and more than 7 inches more than some!

In terms of storage, this expansive interior means that you can enjoy 94.1 cubes for five passengers plus 18.8 cubic feet for cargo. Or you can fold down the rear seats and get 38.3 cubic feet. To make the most of that cargo space, Versa Note has the Divide-N-Hide adjustable floor. This class-exclusive lets you adjust the floor height and take advantage of multiple boards.

Save Even More on Fuel

To make it even more affordable, the Nissan Versa Note’s subcompact size and efficient engine lead to an impressive figure for fuel economy. Expect as much as 39 mpg on the highway and 31 in the city, saving you money every time you get behind the wheel. Because the vehicle is so small, you shouldn’t notice a lack from the 1.6-liter engine. However, those who prefer a powerhouse will want to spend a bit more on another model. Most of the time, however, the Versa Note’s 109 horsepower is more than enough for drivers.

Plenty of Style

The Nissan Versa Note proves that you do not need to go over your budget to get a stylish vehicle. The exterior has an aerodynamic profile with bold character lines. Inside, there are premium details, such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome accents, and double-stitched seating. These features work together to make you forget how little you paid for the auto.

The SR trim takes the interior styling to another level. It offers a Z-inspired steering wheel, door panels featuring accents and contrasting stitching in orange, Charcoal suede-like seats, and Piano Black and chrome on the smart center dash.

No Shortage of Features

To further confirm that the Versa Note doesn’t sacrifice features for affordability, just look at the specs for each trim. All but the base configuration comes standard with a rearview monitor to help with backing up and parking. The Versa Note also includes Siri Eyes Free for smartphone connectivity. Other technology features on this affordable hatchback include the Nissan Intelligent Key, push-button start, a USB input, and Bluetooth audio streaming.

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