After the recent redesign, we presume that the second production year of this affordable sedan will come without more important changes. The Versa is a great economy car. It is affordable, but also quite comfortable. Also, the recent overhaul has brought significant improvements in terms of aesthetics and the new model looks much, much better. Finally, the interior came not just with a new layout, but with a whole bunch of new tech features as well. Therefore, we are pretty sure that the 2021 Nissan Versa won’t bring any more important changes. Also, expect to see it in a typical time of year.
2021 Nissan Versa Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the recent redesign has brought big novelties, so we don’t have bigger expectations from the 2021 Nissan Versa. It continues with a familiar V platform, but with significant updates, so you may count on better handling, as well as on smoother ride. Still, the best thing about the new model is its styling. Compared to the previous generation, the new one looks sportier. It follows the brand’s latest design language, with the fancy V-motion grille and lots of sharp lines on the front face. Changes look pretty significant if we compare the new model with its predecessor, but the overall sedan shape is pretty familiar.
This is another aspect of the Versa that came with significant changes with the recent redesign. The new model looks much better from the inside. First of all, the dashboard looks very nice. You can find pretty attractive shapes on it, though there is still a lot of hard plastics around the cabin. Still, that shouldn’t be taken as a drawback, considering that we are talking about the segment of subcompact sedans and about one of the most affordable cars you can find around.
On the other side, the recent redesign has brought interesting changes in terms of dimensions. The new model is bigger. Therefore, it seems logical to have more space in the front. However, that’s not the case with the second row of seats, which features notably less legroom than the previous generation. Another thing that taller passengers won’t like is the limited headroom.
Despite being one of the cheapest models in the class, the 2021 Nissan Versa will come with a pretty decent list of standard equipment. First of all, there is a pretty intuitive and easy-to-use infotainment system, while smartphone integration goodies like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also part of standard equipment. Additionally, you can get things like satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, and remote start.
When it comes to safety, things are pretty impressive, given the model’s price. All models come with things like forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, in addition to lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, and a rearview camera. Higher trims are also equipped with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, driver alertness monitoring etc.
2021 Nissan Versa Engine
The 2021 Nissan Versa will continue with the same 1.6-liter engine, which is good for about 122 horsepower. It comes standard with 5-speed manual gearbox, while a CVT is optional. As you may presume, acceleration and overall driving dynamics definitely aren’t the strongest point of this sedan. On the other side, the fuel economy is impressive. With the CVT gearbox, this sedan returns astonishing 32 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
2021 Nissan Versa Release Date and Price
As we probably won’t see bigger changes for the next year, the launch date should be scheduled for the end of 2020. When it comes to the price, base 2021 Nissan Versa models should go around 15.000 dollars.