2012 Nissan Versa Sedan Lineup Priced

2012 Nissan VersaWhen Nissan unveiled the all-new 2012 Versa in April, it promised to keep the subcompact affordable, with a starting price of $10,990.

Today, we received full pricing details on the three trims: the 1.6 S ($10,990), 1.6 SV ($14,560) and 1.6 SL ($15,560). All prices exclude a $760 destination charge.

Nissan hasn’t detailed what comes with each trim, though we know all models come with air conditioning, electronic stability control and a new 109-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. The 1.6 S is the only trim with an available five-speed manual transmission; upgrading to a continuously variable automatic transmission puts the base trim at $12,760. Models with the CVT are rated at 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway – that’s 1 mpg better on the highway from Nissan’s last reporting.

Cruise control will be a $350 option on the 1.6 S, while a Convenience Package will be available on the 1.6 SV for $350. A Tech Package is available only on the 1.6 SL for $700. Nissan hasn’t revealed what features come with the packages.

The 2012 Versa is also available as a four-door hatchback, though that model is technically a carryover of the last generation. The 2012 Versa sedan goes on sale in early August.

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By Colin Bird | July 11, 2011 | Comments (9)

Comments 

Amuro Ray

Not only is the price cheap for its value and size...but packages for only a few hundred dollars? That's like 1980/1990's all over again!!!

Ziggy

That's if you don't buy from one dealer in my area that adds a detail package to every Nissan that jacks the price by 2K.

AladdinSane

Howdy all...
Take this new Versa, have it pimped out in another exterior color NOT available from factory such as a blazing red metallic...or a deep metallic black currant color...add a power sunroof and a booming subwoofer equipped quality audio system and you have converted this Clark Kent machine into a super looker.
I bet some G-Boys will do that very same thing to this new Versa, in time, especially in Cali.
Peace!<-AladdinSane-

Dander

Finally some sanity in a world where accents cost $17k and civics and corollas cost $25K. Nissan just out-hyundaied hyundai!

why would Nissan ever get rid of the 1.8 engine.A 1.6 on car that used to offer the largest engine in its class.Yet another example of Nissan not trying to be competitive.

pdxghr

Dander, with the same equipment, the Versa will also run near the $17,000 mark just like the Accent. Meanwhile, the Accent is larger, has nearly 30 more horsepower, and gets better fuel mileage. Don't forget a better warranty and free roadside assistance for five years/unlimited mileage. The Accent will still be a better value. We'll also see what maintenance costs on the Versa will be ... will they use a timing belt or a chain? Many consider the Accent to be a better looking car as well.

Amuro Ray

If you decide to omit the $3K difference, and compare 2 nicely or even fully equipped vehicle, you may have a point.

Bear in mind, however, that these vehicles are purchased for their bargain price (lowest trim level), and $3000 / $60+ a month in payment means make or break for many families. If you look @ the base trim of both vehicles, both will suffice for most buyers as they both have AC, ABS, TCS/VST, Audio.

Thus, bargain price advantage: Versa.

George

@Alejandro Gutierrez Garcia
The HR16 engine works with the dual range CVT (7.3:1 ratio spread)
The MR18 does not.
Nissan is likely to add the MR20 engine to the Versa, just not in the first year.

Dander

I can't add much to what AR wrote, except that Nissan has been building quality small cars a lot longer than Hyundai, and I would take a Versa over the supposedly superior accent all day long. Base price of Versa is more than 3k under the base price of the Accent, and Nissan has the better track record on quality. End of story.

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