2021 Nissan Versa Review - Dick Hannah Nissan | Portland Nissan Dealer

2021 Nissan Versa Review

2021 Nissan Versa red exterior angledAfter completely redesigning the Versa for 2020, Nissan ushers its refined subcompact sedan into the new model year with excellent safety feature, fancy interior and technology, and a mature exterior look. The 2021 Nissan versa has come a long way from its previous generations. This subcompact sedan is jam packed with high end features at an affordable price. Starting at just $16,000 with the manual transmission, the 2021 Nissan Versa might be the best deal for those looking for a snazzy fuel-efficient commuter. 

If you’re interested in test driving a 2021 Nissan Versa after reading the review, contact Dick Hannah Nissan in Gladstone, OR. A friendly sales associate will gladly take you on a 2021 Nissan Versa automobile test drive or road test.


  • Safety and driver assistance technology
  • Classy cabin materials
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Accessible pricing

What’s New

This year the base price for the 2021 Nissan Versa went up by $100. Other than that, there are no other changes to the 2021 Nissan Versa. 


  • S model: $15,930
  • SV model: $18,740
  • SR model: $19,340

2021 Nissan Versa Engine and Performance

Under the hood you’ll find a 122-hp four-cylinder engine that powers the front wheels. A five-speed manual is the standard transmission on base models, but a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) can be had on the S, too. The CVT comes standard on the higher SV and SR trim levels. On-road tests and test drives, the 2021 Nissan Versa showed decent acceleration and great handling. The 2021 Versa is known for its impressive fuel economy. It comes at an EPA estimated rating of 32 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway when equipped with the CVT. The entry-level Versa with the manual has slightly lower figures with an estimated 27 mpg city and 35 highway, but it’s still a great contender in terms of low mileage. 

Interior & Tech

The 2021 Nissan Versa boast a classy mature interior. It no longer looks like a child’s play area. The new 2021 Versa uses quality materials throughout and has soft-touch surfaces on the doors and dash. The fancier models can be had with heated front seats as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The back seats are comfortable and surprisingly spacious compared to other subcompact car in the market. 

2021 Nissan Versa infotainment center2021 Nissan Versa interior side view

The 2021 Nissan Versa comes standard with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment center system with useful buttons and knobs. For Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or SiriusXM satellite radio integration you will have to go with the SV or the SR. Every Versa has three USB ports and voice-command capabilities.

Safety and Driver-Assistance

The Nissan sedan comes with a lot of standard driver-assistance technology, including automatic high-beams and lane-departure warning.

Key Safety Features

  • Standard front and rear automated emergency braking
  • Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available adaptive cruise control


  • Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
  • No complimentary scheduled maintenance

In Conclusion

The 2021 Nissan Versa is an excellent subcompact sedan. In fact, Kelly Blue Book has named the 2021 Versa a finalist for their 2021 Best Subcompact Car For the Money award because of it amazing features and outstanding quality. It has a gentle ride, a decent amount of trunk space, and a well-built cabin. If you are looking for an affordable small sedan the 2021 Nissan Versa is a must see. Don’t just take our word for it; visit Dick Hannah Nissan in Gladstone, Oregon, for a friendly automobile test drive or road test and try it out yourself. You’ll see that the 2021 Nissan Versa is a great subcompact sedan with a lot to offer for a low price. Thanks for reading our vehicle review of the new 2021 Nissan Versa.

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