FITS TIGHT SPACES. AND TALL PASSENGERS.
It’s a compact car with a decidedly non-compact interior. Up front, the distance between the seat and the ceiling is 39.8 inches. What does that mean? Major headroom and legroom. Your passengers won’t get packed into the backseat either, because there is serious headroom and legroom back there too. Everyone gets a comfy ride.
The Versa is built to be America’s cheapest car, and it succeeds in every respect: If you want a cheap new car, here it is; if you like to drive, keep shopping. Reported here in sedan form (the Versa Note is its hatchback twin), the Versa has insultingly flimsy materials and a pathetic instrument pod. Its wimpy 1.6-liter engine makes for slow acceleration but is reasonably fuel efficient, with models equipped with the continuously variable transmission now rated for 40 mpg on the highway.