The ultimate everyday vehicle, the 2017 Nissan Versa Sedan is packed with features you'll love. Despite being able to fit in some incredibly tight parking areas, the interior is actually rather spacious. Even the backseat can fit taller adults, so you can take along multiple friends without worry.
All five trim levels come with the same engine, a 1.6-liter DOHC four-cylinder with 16 valves. Peak performance is great with a stout 109 horsepower and 107 lb.-ft. of torque, without sacrificing extreme fuel efficiency. Front-wheel drive is standard. A five-speed manual transmission comes on the base trim, called the S, with a four-speed automatic optional. All others are outfitted with an Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) for unrivaled fuel conservation.
There's far more to the 2017 Nissan Sentra Sedan's performance than just the engine. Vented front disc brakes are great for slowing down in a hurry, plus antilock technology, electronic brake force distribution and brake assist are helpful in panic situations. The independent strut front suspension and torsion beam in the rear are responsive enough to make you feel in charge at all times, while still providing enough cushioning to keep passengers pleased.
Safety is another area where the 2017 Nissan Versa Sedan really shines. The Rearview Monitor is a color video camera mounted to the rear fascia, giving drivers a commanding view of the area behind the car whenever reverse has been selected. The tire pressure monitoring system includes an easy-fill tire alert, beeping the horn briefly once each tire reaches the proper inflation, taking the guesswork out. In a crash, the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System can inflate bags in the front seating area, plus down both sides, providing excellent protection. Vehicle dynamic control and traction control work together to avoid bad situations, monitoring braking and steering, then making adjustments to engine output or individual brakes to correct problems early.
Plenty of practical features are incorporated into the 2017 Nissan Versa Sedan interior. A 60/40 split-folding rear seat instantly expands the cargo area as you need it, so you can still transport one or two people and larger items simultaneously. The trunk itself boasts 14.9 cubic feet of cargo, making it far more voluminous than competitors. Other storage options include a huge glovebox and deep door pockets.
Despite being a budget-friendly vehicle, the 2017 Nissan Sentra Sedan can be loaded with some pretty cool tech. NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps makes it possible to place calls handsfree, stream audio files, charge devices with the USB port and show information on a clear 5.8-inch touchscreen. SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link are both available as well, enhancing navigation information.
Drivers use Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges, which are gentled on eyes at night, plus a center stack with simplified physical controls. Air conditioning is standard, plus a rear window defroster. Shoppers can add cruise control, an outside temperature display, upgraded cloth upholstery and several different trim finishes to further improve the cabin. The standard audio system includes four speakers, an auxiliary input jack and a CD player.