Review: 2017 Nissan Versa Note

A subcompact hatchback is a great option for Staunton area drivers who need a budget ride that doesn't leave taller passengers short on space.

That's why we recommend the 2017 Nissan Versa Note, newly styled and ready to take on the roads of Virginia. For the price, it doesn't get much better, so check out our full review then pay us a visit so you can take one out for a test spin:


The 2017 Versa Note comes in four trims: S Plus, SV, SR, and SL. The S Plus comes equipped with basic entertainment features, including AM/FM/CD audio, 4-speaker sound system, Radio Data System, speed-sensitive volume control, and illuminated steering wheel mounted controls.

The SV trim adds a 5-inch color audio display, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth audio streaming and wireless tech, and USB port for smartphone charging and connectivity. The SR and SL trims are available or standard with the Nissan Navigation System with 5.8-inch touchscreen and voice recognition, as well as Sirius XM Traffic and Travel Link.

Comfort and Convenience

The four-passenger Versa Note base model has 4-way adjustable driver's seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, air conditioning, and a  tilting steering column. Just one trim level up adds a 6-way adjustable driver's seat with arm rest, upgraded seating trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel, interior chrome accents, hands-free text messaging assistant, RearView Monitor, cruise control, and the Divide-N-Hide Adjustable Floor for added cargo space.

Upper trims come available with heated front seats, faux suede seating, and a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel. Additionally, you can opt for an Around View Monitor, Nissan Intelligent Key with push-button ignition, and a rear center console with cup holders.


All models of the 2017 Versa Note have multi-reflector halogen headlights, dual power exterior mirrors (upper trims include integrated LED turn signals), aerodynamic taillights, and an active grille shutter. Plus, it's available with a sport grille, smoked headlights, sport side sills, rear roof spoiler, fog lights, and heated outside mirrors.

Your Valley Nissan rep can talk to you about the Versa Note Color Studio, which allows you to customize your hatchback with jewel-toned or contrasting accents and finishers. Side mirror caps, door handles, rear roof spoilers, wheels and more can all be customized just for you. College students can deck out their Versa Note in their school colors, or you can just add a pop of color to make your ride instantly recognizable as your own.

Engine and Gas Mileage

The Versa Note comes with just one simple yet efficient engine option: a 1.6-liter inline-4 mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission, making 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque. According to EPA estimates, the 2017 Versa Note gets 31 MPG city and 39 MPG highway.


Starting at $15,480 MSRP