2015 Nissan Versa Note Starts at $14,990

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Just one model year after it arrived, the Nissan Versa Note — a hatchback offshoot of the current-gen Versa sedan that debuted more than three years ago — added a (sort of) tricked-out SR trim for 2015 (pictured above). That brought the trim count to five, and Nissan announced pricing across the board today. The base stick-shift Versa Note S starts at $14,990, while an automatic Versa SL tops the ladder at $18,770. Add in factory options and the price can climb as high as $20,260; all prices include an $810 destination fee.

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That stays about even with the 2014 Versa Note ($14,800 for the stick-shift S to $20,000 for an optioned-out SL, including destination). Bluetooth phone without audio streaming is standard for 2015; audio streaming is optional on the SV/SR and standard on the SL, which slots atop the group. Including an $810 destination charge, pricing is as follows:

By Kelsey Mays | May 28, 2014 | Comments (4)

Bye-Bye Car Wash: Nissan Develops Self-Cleaning Car

If an oven can clean itself, why not a car? That's a question Nissan engineers are working to answer. The automaker is developing a self-cleaning version of the European Note hatchback using a prototype paint that repels mud, rain and everyday road scum.

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According to Nissan, the "super-hydrophobic" and "oleophobic" Ultra-Ever Dry paint creates a protective layer of air between the paint and the environment and stops standing water and spray from adhering to and marking the car's surface.

But don't get out your wallet just yet; the technology is currently being tested only in Europe by engineers at Nissan's Technical Centre; the automaker currently doesn't have production plans for the paint but it's investigating future applications.

By Jennifer Geiger | April 28, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Nissan Versa Photo Gallery (22 Photos)

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Nissan's subcompact car gets a mild refresh for 2015. A restyled grille, larger headlights and new fog-light surrounds accent the Versa's face this year. 

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Standard Bluetooth connectivity joins the Versa's features list for 2015, as do some higher quality materials, which should improve cabin comfort.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears. 

By Jennifer Geiger | April 18, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Nissan Versa: First Look

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Competes with: Ford Fiesta, Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, Chevrolet Sonic, Mitsubishi Mirage

Looks like: A mild revision of the current Versa

Powertrains: 109-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder; five-speed manual or four-speed automatic (base model only), CVT (all other trim levels)

Hits dealerships: TBD

MSRP: $12,800 including destination

Nissan has updated its Versa subcompact sedan, addressing some of the issues that the press and public have had with the roomy entry-level car while holding the line on its super-low price. The new 2015 Versa will debut at next week's 2014 New York International Auto Show, where it will join the new 2015 Nissan Murano on the show floor.

By Aaron Bragman | April 11, 2014 | Comments (7)

Nissan Versa Note SR is Sporty in Looks Only

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The subcompact hatchback segment has a handful of sport-oriented models, but what "sport" means varies greatly by automaker. There's the turbocharged Ford Fiesta ST on the one end, which is a heavily revised version of the Fiesta. Less extreme is the Chevrolet Sonic RS with its suspension and styling changes. Even the current Honda Fit Sport had a revised suspension, but there's no word on the upcoming version.

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Then there's the new Versa Note SR, which adopts different styling inside and out — and some unique wheels — but otherwise it is the same performer as the regular model.

By Mike Hanley | February 7, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Nissan Versa Note SR Photo Gallery (25 Photos)

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A year after its debut, Nissan is rolling out two new trim levels for its Versa Note hatchback. The 2015 Note SR debuted in Chicago today, giving the value-oriented car a bit of a sporty edge.

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The model wears several new exterior styling cues include an altered grille, smoked headlights and fog lights trimmed with black and chrome. In back, the SR gets a new rear spoiler and specific badges. Check out the gallery for more. Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | February 6, 2014 | Comments (3)

Will Nissan Launch a Versa Note Hybrid?

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By Rick Popely | October 27, 2013 | Comments (3)

Cars.com Reviews the 2014 Nissan Versa Note

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Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays calls Nissan's redesigned hatchback "basic, affordable transportation." Its loud powertrain and cut-rate-looking interior do not impress, but its price tag does. Mays says bargain shoppers will find this "blue-light special" irresistible.

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By Jennifer Geiger | September 27, 2013 | Comments (3)

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By Matt Schmitz | September 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Nissan Versa Note: Car Seat Check

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Although Nissan's hatchback is compact, there's nothing small about its backseat. The Versa Note was redesigned for 2014, and accessible Latch anchors, a flat seat cushion and loads of legroom made it easy to install our child-safety seats into it. In fact, it earned high marks across all areas of testing in our Car Seat Check.

By Jennifer Geiger | September 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

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