Nissan Releases Pricing for the All-New 2020 Versa
Back in April, at the Tortuga Music Festival, Nissan unveiled the third-generation Versa to the world. Whereas the previous (and second-generation) Versa offered inexpensive Point-A-to-Point-B transportation, it didn't offer a whole lot of refinement. Nissan aims to change that with the all-new 2020 Versa Sedan. While there's no longer a hatchback version of the Versa (the Versa Note was dropped from Nissan's U.S. lineup after the 2020 model year), the Versa Sedan now features updated styling, and also features their new "V-Motion 2.0" front grille, which brings it up to date with the rest of the Nissan lineup. Inside, the Versa takes cues from its larger brother, the Altima, as well as the Kicks subcompact crossover SUV (the latter of which the all-new Versa shares a platform with). Today, Nissan unveiled pricing for the 2020 Versa, which will reach our shores next month. Starting at $14,730, the 2020 Versa is $2,270 more expensive than the 2019 model it replaces, although it includes a greater amount of feature content as compared to its predecessor, which justifies the slight price hike. The all-new 2020 Nissan Versa is available in three trim levels: base S, midlevel SV, and sporty SR. We'll go over all of the trim levels and their content below. (Editor's Note: All prices below are the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), and exclude any applicable destination charges or sales tax, which vary depending upon which state the vehicle is shipped to).
The base 2020 Nissan Versa S, starting at $14,730, offers a plentiful amount of standard equipment for its price point. Features on the S include a 122-horsepower, 1.6L Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) gasoline engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and Front Wheel Drive (FWD), Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Brake Assist, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), electrically-assisted power steering, a three-spoke steering wheel with integrated audio system and Bluetooth controls, fifteen-inch (15") steel wheels with wheel covers, 195/65R15 all-season tires, a spare tire and wheel, a tire pressure monitoring system (TMPS) with Easy Fill Tire Alert, halogen front headlamps, automatic front headlamps, body-colored front and rear bumpers, a chrome front grille, black power-adjustable side mirrors, black exterior door handles, cloth seating surfaces, 6-way driver and 4-way passenger manual front bucket seats, a fixed rear seat back, Bluetooth for both hands-free calling and wireless stereo audio streaming, a cruise control, power windows with one-touch driver's auto-down functionality, power door locks, front and rear cup and bottle holders, a remote trunk release lever, keyless entry with push-button ignition, a 12-volt power outlet, a driver's vanity mirror, front map lights, a door-linked map light, front passenger seat back map pockets, Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, Nissan RearView Monitor, USB and auxiliary audio inputs, a seven-inch color touchscreen display infotainment system, Siri Eyes Free, a 4-speaker audio system, rear door child safety locks, Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS), a security system with vehicle immobilizer, and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection. The only available option for the base S trim is an X-Tronic Continuously-Variable Automatic (CVT) Transmission (as before, the 5-speed manual transmission is only available on the base S trim).
While the base 2020 Nissan Versa S is more well-equipped than its predecessor, the midlevel SV trim , starting at $17,640, adds more safety and convenience features for a safer and even more enjoyable driving experience. These features include an X-Tronic Continuously-Variable Automatic (CVT) Transmission, sixteen-inch machine-finish aluminum-alloy wheels, 205/55R16 all-season tires, body-color heated power-adjustable side mirrors with integrated turn signals, body-color exterior door handles, upgraded cloth seating surfaces, a driver's seat armrest, a rear split-folding seat back, Intelligent Driver Alert (ID-A), Rear Door Alert, NissanConnect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, a power window lockout button, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). There are no options or packages available on the midlevel SV trim.
The sporty (and range-topping) 2020 Nissan Versa SR, starting at $18,240, adds sportier styling to the midlevel SV trim. Additional features include a leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel, seventeen-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, 205/50R17 all-season tires, LED front headlamps, front fog lamps, a V-shaped dark chrome front grille, black-painted heated power-adjustable side mirrors with integrated turn signals, a body-color rear trunk lid spoiler, SR-specific cloth seating surfaces and interior accents, automatic temperature controls, Nissan Intelligent Key, and a 6-speaker audio system. A Convenience Package is available for the SR, and adds even more features to the already well-equipped SR trim, including heated front seats and Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC).
Available exterior colors on the all-new 2020 Nissan Versa are familiar Super Black, Gun Metallic (n/a S), Brilliant Silver Metallic, Fresh Powder (S only), as well as all-new exterior colors such as Monarch Orange Metallic (n/a S), Scarlet Ember Tint-Coat (n/a S), Electric Blue Metallic, and Aspen White Tri-Coat (n/a S) (by the way, you can view all of the available exterior colors in the gallery above: the midlevel SV (which is destined to be the most popular trim level of the all-new 2020 Nissan Versa) is shown above, except for Fresh Powder, which is only available, and shown on, the base S trim). The all-new 2020 Nissan Versa, as with its predecessor, will be assembled at Nissan's Aguascalientes Assembly Plant in Mexico, and sales begin next month. You can build and price your own all-new 2020 Nissan Versa online on Nissan's website now. Would you consider the all-new 2020 Nissan Versa over its competitors (such as the Chevrolet (Chevy) Sonic, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Mitsubishi Mirage, and Toyota Yaris), if you were in the market for a new subcompact car? Let us know in the comments below!