2014 Nissan Versa Note Makes Sense, Consumer Reports Says [Video]
Their initial Versa Note review tells us it's a practical vehicle with lots of room in the front and back. They say six-foot tall people will easily fit in the back, not something you can say about a Ford Fiesta. In fact, not a lot of cars in the subcompact segment can do that.
The Mexican-built B-segment hatch is considered underpowered for the US market, only available with a 1.6-liter engine rated at 109 hp. That's actually more than you get in Europe or Asia, but the CVT gearbox does make the driving experience a bit joyless.
There's nothing impressive about the Versa Note, except maybe the decent design, but the result of this is a standard car that gets 36 mpg city for just $13,990. The other good news is that the Versa Note has a brand new platform, and it rides much better than a Versa sedan, a car we'd avoid.