If you're shopping for a car on a budget, and you'd really like a brand new model with a full manufacturer warranty instead of something used, the 2019 Nissan Versa is the most affordable way for you to get that new car smell and the other benefits of buying new. If you go to an auto dealer near San Luis Obispo to check out the Versa, you'll find a compact sedan that has an amazingly low starting price, a spacious interior, available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and impressive fuel economy.
San Luis Obispo area car dealerships selling the 2019 Nissan Versa have three trim levels for buyers to choose from. The entry-level model is the Versa S, and the other two are the SV and the SR. All three trims come with the same powertrain, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission in the base model, and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the SV and SR trims.
This may be a subcompact sedan, but the interior has more passenger space than many of its segment rivals. For example, the Ford Fiesta has a passenger volume that's almost 5 cubic feet less than the Versa. The Versa has 37 inches of rear legroom, compared to just 31.2 inches in the Fiesta. It's a similar story with trunk space as the Versa has an impressive 15 cubic feet of trunk volume, which is as much as some midsize sedans costing twice as much.
For such an incredibly affordable new car, the 2019 Nissan Versa more than covers the basics as far as standard equipment is concerned. Standard Versa S features include air conditioning, a rearview camera, power windows and locks, remote keyless entry with push-button start, and a 7-inch touchscreen display with Siri Eyes Free compatibility.
Stepping up to the SV trim level adds the CVT transmission, 16-inch alloy wheels, heated outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, body-color door handles and mirrors, a carbon-fiber look rear diffuser, rear door alert, a driver's seat-mounted armrest, premium cloth seats and 60/40-split fold-down rear seatbacks. The SV trim also gets the NissanConnect 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system that's Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible.
The top-spec SR trim then gets you 17-inch split five-spoke alloy wheels, LED headlights with LED signature daytime running lights, fog lights, a body-color rear spoiler, automatic temperature control, remote start, sport cloth seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheels and shift knob, and a six-speaker audios system.
SV and SR trims get nice list of standard safety features, including cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, high beam assist, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, a rearview monitor, rear automatic braking, hill start assist and intelligent driver alertness. Of those, only blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and intelligent driver alertness are don’t come standard in the Versa S.
The 2019 Nissan Versa with the manual transmission is rated by the EPA at 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, which increases to 32 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway for models equipped with the CVT.*