2019 Nissan Versa Sedan is $50 More Expensive Than 2018.5 Model Year

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Over in the United States, Nissan has a lot of cars and utility vehicles to offer. The cheapest of them all is the Versa Sedan, which retails from $12,310 for the 2018.5 model year in S trim with the five-speed manual transmission and 7.0-inch color touchscreen infotainment.
The 2019 model year is right around the corner, with Nissan announcing a suggested retail price of $12,360 excluding the $895 destination and handling. That’s $50 more than before, a small price to pay when you think about it. The S Plus with the Xtronic CVT is $14,500, whereas the range-topping SV Xtronic starts at $15,990.

Every trim level is equipped with the tried-and-tested 1.6-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder from the HR engine family, producing 109 horsepower and sufficient torque for a subcompact-sized sedan. With the Xtronic transmission option, fuel economy is EPA-rated 34 miles per gallon on the combined cycle (31 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway).

Offering “unexpected leg and headroom to seat five comfortably,” the 2019 Nissan Versa Sedan comes as standard with Bluetooth audio streaming, Siri Eyes Free, AM and FM radio with four speakers and USB port, as well as something the iPhone doesn’t have in this day and age. Of course, we’re referring to an AUX-IN port.

The SV Xtronic, which is described as a “special edition package” by the Japanese automaker, has been enhanced for the 2019 model year. Among the standard features, those worth mentioning are the 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, chrome accents on the fog lights and front fascia, leather-wrapped steering wheel and Piano Black console lid, smart key, push-button start, vehicle immobilizer system, Easy Fill Tire Alert, and the NissanConnectSM suite.

NissanConnectSM stands for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite Radio (subscription sold separately), Bluetooth hands-free text messaging, and many more. Not bad at all for an economy car, isn't it?

It remains to be seen how Nissan will treat the nameplate from here on in, more so if you bear in mind there’s an all-new generation in the pipeline. As with every other large-volume model in the B-segment from Nissan, the Versa will transition to the CMF-B platform. Expect the newcomer to go on sale in the United States for the 2020 model year.
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