The 2020 Nissan Versa is a package with a class-leading safety score, excellent interiors and a healthy mileage in the American subcompact car segment. As compared to its previous version in 2019 which was bubblier, the latest Versa comes with a lot of soul.
The 2020 Nissan Versa is available in three trims- S, SV CVT, and SR CVT. Along with the safety technologies under ‘Nissan Intelligent Driving’, the S trim also comes with a 6-way manually adjustable seat and a 7 inch touchscreen display system. SR CVT, the top-of-the-line variant of this car comes with Automatic Climate Control, special SR customized seat accents and fabric, as well as a leather wrapped steering wheel.
Under the Hood & Other Specifications
Nissan offers one engine on all its trim levels, which is a 1.6 liter, 4-cylinder petrol power plant, generating 122 hp of power and 114 pound feet of peak torque. The engine is mated to two different gearboxes- a 5 speed manual transmission on the S, and Xtronic CVT on the rest of the trim levels.
Manual transmission delivers lower mileage than the Xtronic CVT here. While the S delivers a combined mileage of 30 mpg, Xtronic CVT scores with 35.
The design language of the new vehicle easily fits in with the times. While the old vehicle looks relatively drab and elongated, like a car that is just going through the motions, the 2020 Versa wants to head straight into new times and take control.
At the front, you will find the good-looking V motion grille, also seen on the Altima. The floating roof near the C-pillar of this car makes it look nice, though all buyers may not have the same impression. The car’s front doors unlock by pressing a button on the door handle, but for the rear door, you will have to pull the handle. Tail lights have been designed in the form of an arrow towards the center of the vehicle, which looks sleek. What’s most interesting is that the fuel tank lid comes with a holder for the fuel filler cap, so that you don’t forget the cap.
The 2020 Versa adheres to typically American thought that a new car should be lower, wider and longer than outgoing design.
Tremendous amount of legroom is available in the rear seat, even for a person above 6 feet in height. This makes it very suitable for fleets, whether for Uber or for self-drive. The orange stitching on the dashboard of this car is very classy. Every variant of the Versa comes with a push button start. The 7 inch touchscreen display in this car is highly user friendly.
The right side of the car’s instrument cluster comes with an old fashioned speedometer, while the left is configurable. You can set one or a combination of the trip meter, tire pressure monitor, and driving aids
Top safety features, as a part of Nissan Intelligent Driving Safety Shield 360, are:
- Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
- High Beam Assist
- Rear Automatic Braking
- Blind Spot Warning (BSW)- (SV and above)
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) - SV and above
Other safety features are ten airbags, latch for the younger passenger, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Intelligent Driver Alertness. This is not just a car for point to point transport, but one for the family and millennials to travel in class.