The 2016 Nissan Versa Note is a good-looking and reliable car that offers plenty of style and comfort for the modern driver. This year’s upgrade includes a slight exterior restyling, but most importantly improved space on the inside. The vehicle is comfortable despite its lower-quality materials, and features great cargo space with the rear seats folded forward. Likewise, its 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine is surprisingly dynamic, producing 109 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque. This year’s upgrade effectively combines functionality and comfort into a reliable hatchback.
The 2016 Nissan Versa Note boasts fuel economy and spaciousness as its biggest assets, while also managing to retain somewhat of an attractive profile on the outside. As a larger presence on the road, this vehicle will definitely turn heads with its sporty looks. As such, the large body is translated into great space and comfort on the inside, with all four passengers receiving tons of headroom and legroom. The engine is also surprisingly athletic for a larger vehicle. There is no doubt this vehicle aims to please with sport looks, comfortable interiors and a fuel-efficient engine.
On the outside of this good-looking hatchback is a design inspired by sport and athleticism, two qualities which are manifested throughout all aspects of this vehicle. The new Versa Note clearly seeks to do things easier while looking great, and that is exactly what the exterior aims to achieve. With larger wheels, bright-work around the grille and an aero-smoothed shape, it’s easy to see the sporty finish. Despite its bulky presence on the road with short front and rear overhangs, the hatchback compensates with sweeping taillights and a distinguishing character line on the side profiles.
Comfort has been enhanced throughout the hatchbacks interior with the integration of new suede-like materials on seats, but they can alternatively be upholstered with leather depending on trim. Either way, comfort is highly valued in this hatchback, but there are some low quality materials and trims that are hard and hollow, making this cabin feel increasingly economy class. Nonetheless, the vehicle comfortably seats up to four passengers with great legroom all-around. Rear seats can also fold forward, revealing a special Divide-N-Hide system that creates a flat cargo floor with spaces that can rearrange and condense. Utilizing a dual-cockpit theme up-front, this vehicle holds a 4.3-inch touchscreen display on the dashboard with the NissanConnect infotainment system. The system effectively bundles SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth, navigation and smartphone integration.
The 2016 Versa Note likewise features a reliable engine line-up, carrying over unchanged from last year’s model. The 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine produces 109 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque. This front-wheel drive unit is paired with Continuously Variable Transmission and provides an energetic drivetrain for the revamped hatchback. It’s also impressively fuel-efficient, offering 9.1 litres per 100 kilometres city and 7.1 litres per 100 kilometres highway. Standard safety features include antilock brakes and stability and traction control. There is also a rear view camera and around-view monitor available, depending on trim.
As it stands, the 2016 Nissan Versa Note features a fuel-efficient engine along with a spacious interior, making a great ride for a hatchback. Altogether, this vehicle stands out as a reliable car for all types of drivers.
2016 Nissan Versa Note
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Rating: 6.6 / 10
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|1.6 S 5MT||$14,498||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|1.6 S CVT||$15,798||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|1.6 SL CVT||$19,748||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|1.6 SR CVT||$18,898||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|1.6 SV 5MT||$16,398||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|1.6 SV CVT||$17,698||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Number of Doors||5|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Power and Performance:|
The front-wheel-drive Nissan Versa Sedan and 5-door Note hatchback are equipped with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine. With only 109 horsepower, it's not particularly powerful, but does get an EPA rating of 40 mpg on the highway when connected to a CVT transmission. Other transmission choices are a 5-speed manual (Versa Sedan and Versa Note) and 4-speed automatic (available only on base S models of the Sedan.) All other Versas use the fuel-saving CVT.
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|Interiors and Special Features:|
The interior of this model will possess sharp features and properties like driver cabin and leather seats with orange stripe. The orange strips will make the interior stylish and sporty. The steering will be wrapped with leather material. The new 2016 Nissan Versa Note will also possess trip computer buttons, radio control and Bluetooth features. The interior also contains sufficient space to accommodate four passengers with ease. The passengers on rear seats can also stretch their legs without any problem. Nissan automakers also made this vehicle safe for driver with latest security features like tracker, alarm and rear camera. The possible entertainment options will include CD, FM and LCD. The speakers and internet access will also provide immense entertainment to passengers.
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Standard safety features for all 2015 Nissan Versa Note models include antilock brakes (front discs and rear drums), front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and traction and stability control. A rearview camera is standard on the SL and optional on the SV and SR.
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|Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player (reads MP3 format)|
|Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front|
|Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted|
|Electronic brake distribution|
|Brake assist system|
|2 disc brakes (2 ventilated)|
|Front and rear bumpers|
|Painted front and rear bumpers|
|Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00|
|Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,600.00|
|Cargo area light|
|Bluetooth ; includes phone connection|
|Voice activating system; includes phone|
|1 12V in front|
|Power trunk/hatch release|
|Front reading lights|
|3 passenger assist handles|
|External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,157, overall width (mm): 1,695, overall height (mm): 1,537, wheelbase (mm): 2,600, front track (mm): 1,480, rear track (mm): 1,485 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10,607|
|Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 1,084 and all seats in place: 532|
|Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,037, rear headroom (mm): 964, front hip room (mm): 1,233, rear hip room (mm): 1,238, front leg room (mm): 1,048, rear leg room (mm): 973, front shoulder room (mm): 1,313, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,318 and interior volume (litres): 2,665|
|Rear door: lifting gate|
|Body colour exterior door handles|
|Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged|
|Engine: 1.6L in-line four-cylinder DOHC Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) with VVT|
|Emissions data: CO2: 3,519 kg/yr|
|Power: 109 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 107 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm|
|Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 8.6 ; highway= 6.5 ; combined= 7.7 ;|
|Fuel system: multi-point injection|
|Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)|
|Fuel tank: 41 litre capacity|
|Service interval indicator|
|Main dashboard display|
|Low tire pressure monitor|
|Carpet floor mats|
|Floor covering: none|
|Luxury trim: alloy look on dashboard and none|
|Daytime running lights|
|Headlights: halogen with complex surface lens halogen|
|Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre|
|Front to rear curtain airbags|
|Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag|
|Front side airbags|
|2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 2 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats|
|Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger|
|Crash test results IIHS, Acceptable, Good, Acceptable and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 4, 4.00 and 3|
|Seating: 5 passengers|
|Rear seats: split-folding bench with seating for three|
|Front driver seat and Front passenger seat : bucket|
|Seat upholstery: cloth|
|Intermediate service 6,000, 3 and 3,728|
|Intermediate service 6,000 and 3|
|Multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment|
|Vehicle speed proportional power steering type|
|Full floor console with open storage|
|Cupholders in front row and rear seats|
|Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs|
|Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) stability control|
|Transmission: 5-speed manual ; incl. shifter on floor|
|Electronic traction control|
|4.070:1 axle ratio|
|Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)|
|Version information 16 Oct 2015|
|Powertrain type : combustion|
|Trim level: S|
|Windshield wipers with fixed intermittent wipe|
|Rear window with defroster and intermittent wiper|
|Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable|
|Rear view mirror|
|Warranty powertrain - OEM 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km|
|Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Roadside assistance warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty powertrain - OEM 60, 100,000 and 62,137|
|Warranty whole vehicle - OEM 36, 60,000 and 37,282|
|Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,096 and Manufacturer’s own|
|Front and rear steel wheels: 15"x 5.5"|
|Front and rear all-season tires 185/65/H includes: low rolling resistance|
|Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim|