In mid-2018, the Versa Sedan was upgraded with the addition of standard RearView Monitor and an upgraded audio system. The enhanced audio system includes a 7.0-inch color touchscreen, Streaming audio via Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, AM/FM audio system with four speakers and USB connection port for iPod and other compatible devices plus an Aux-in port.
For the 2019 model year, the SV Special Edition package has been enhanced and now includes:
- 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
- Fog lights and front fascia chrome accents
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and Piano Black console lid
- Special Edition emblem
- Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start
- Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System
- Easy Fill Tire Alert
- And NissanConnect featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System and Hands-free Text Messaging
The 2019 Nissan Versa is also offered in a five-door hatchback model, the Versa Note.
A Stylish Exterior Design and Roomy, Refined Interior
The 2019 Versa Sedan exterior is highlighted by its bold front end treatment anchored by large headlights, substantial looking fascia and standard chrome plating on the grille. The result is a strong, contemporary presence with efficient dimensions and packaging -- along with strong family ties to the popular Nissan Sentra and Altima sedans.
The list of standard exterior features includes body-color front and rear fascias, chrome-accented multi-reflector halogen headlights, body-color power outside mirrors and short rod-type fixed roof antenna. Available features, depending on grade level, include front fog lights and chrome door handles. Smart aerodynamic engineering helps create a coefficient of drag of just 0.29 (Xtronic-equipped models), which aids in the Versa Sedan's impressive real-world fuel economy.
The 2019 Versa Sedan is offered in six exterior colors: Cayenne Red, Gun Metallic, Super Black, Brilliant Silver, Fresh Powder and Deep Blue Pearl.
Inside, Versa Sedan offers five-passenger practicality with a high degree of comfort and refinement -- the perfect combination for commuting on weekdays, running errands on weekends and transporting family and friends all week long.
Key interior features include a 7.0-inch color touchscreen, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System and Streaming audio via Bluetooth with steering wheel controls, RearView Monitor, Siri Eyes Free, AM/FM audio system with four speakers and USB connection port for iPod and other compatible devices, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant and assist grips and passenger-side vanity mirror. Versa Sedan SV adds a meter display with white LED illumination, outside temperature display, driver armrest, chrome exterior door handles, and silver finishers on the center instrument panel cluster.
For 2019, the popular SV Special Edition Package adds NissanConnect featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately).
All Versa Sedan models feature a roomy interior volume of 90.2 cubic feet, with more rear legroom than many mid-size sedans. Trunk volume measures 14.9 cubic feet. The trunk design itself focuses on useable space, taking into consideration everything from the size of the hinges to the shape of the sidewalls. A 60/40-split fold-down rear seat is standard on SV models for even greater cargo versatility. One interior color is offered, Charcoal.
Other available interior features include speed-sensing auto door locks and remote trunk release lever.
Advanced Engine Technology and an Efficient V-Platform
The 2019 Versa Sedan utilizes Nissan's global lightweight 'V' platform and is powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 109 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 107 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. The engine features a range of fuel efficiency enhancing technologies, including a dual injector system that allows a wider injection of fuel than a traditional single-injection system. The smaller nozzles deliver a finer spray to help achieve stable combustion. The dual injector system also allows the use of around half the amount of rare metals in the catalyzer by reducing the amount of unburned fuel and hydrocarbon emissions.
The compact, lightweight engine also employs a twin Continuously Variable valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) mounted on intake and exhaust camshafts (versus conventional CVTC systems, which are mounted only on the intake camshaft). Using CVTCS on the exhaust camshaft increases thermal efficiency, decreases inhalation resistance and offers an approximate four percent improvement in fuel efficiency (over the previous engine design). The engine also includes a piston oiling jet, specially tuned piston top shape and expanded exhaust manifold diameter.
The 1.6-liter engine is matched with a choice of two transmissions -- a 5-speed manual transmission or Xtronic transmission with D-mode step shift programming. The Xtronic design allows continuous change of the transmission gear ratio by connecting the two pulleys with a metallic belt and changing their diameter by using hydraulic pressure. It incorporates an auxiliary planetary gearbox to broaden the effective gear ratio, helping improve efficiency. The Xtronic transmission's gear ratio of 7.3:1 is broader than those of typical 7-speed automatic transmissions.
Fuel economy for the 2019 Versa Sedan is rated at 31 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined with the Xtronic transmission1. Versa Sedan models equipped with the 5-speed manual offer 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined2.
All Versa Sedan models are equipped with an independent MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension, with front and rear stabilizer bars. The suspension dampers and electric power steering are tuned for a comfortable ride and improved handling. Other standard equipment includes power-assisted front disc/rear drum brakes, an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
Versa S, S Plus and SV models are equipped with 15-inch steel wheels with covers and low rolling resistance 185/65R15 all-season tires. Stylish 15-inch 6-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels are available with the SV Special Edition Package.
Standard safety features include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) (includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags), seat-mounted driver and front passenger side-impact supplemental air bags, and roof-mounted curtain side-impact air bags for front and rear outboard occupant head protection.
Additional safety features include standard LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system, child safety rear door locks, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS). The Easy Fill Tire Alert System is optionally available on SV models, along with the Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System.
Three Well-Equipped Models, One Option Package
The 2019 Nissan Versa Sedan is available in three well-equipped models -- Versa Sedan S (5-speed manual), Versa Sedan S Plus (Xtronic) and Versa Sedan SV (Xtronic). Just one option is offered, the revised SV Special Edition Package.
The 2019 Versa Sedan is assembled at Nissan's Aguascalientes, Mexico assembly plant.
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1. 2019 EPA Fuel Economy 31 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined for Xtronic equipped models. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions -- use for comparison only.
2. 2019 EPA Fuel Economy 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined for 5-speed manual transmission equipped models. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions -- use for comparison only.