Auto Review: 2011 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL

The 2011 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL is available as both a sedan and a hatchback. The sedan starts at $16,470 MSRP whereas the hatchback starts at $16,900. Both vehicles feature a 1.8L L4 122HP engine.

2011 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL

For fuel efficiency, the sedan achieves 24 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway. The hatchback gets 28 and 34, respectively. But each does come with the multi-point injection fuel system.

Both vehicles handle well with ABS and a brake assist system. In addition, you get two disc brakes with two ventilated disks and electronic brake distribution, an immobilizer and stability control.

Exterior vehicle features also have some similarities, though there are obvious differences. Both have painted front and rear bumpers and power painted door mirrors on both sides of the car.  Both vehicles also feature complex surface lens halogen lights, but only the hatchback has fog lights and a roof spoiler. Other exterior features are similar to both vehicles.

Standard interior features on both vehicles include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Roof antenna
  • Anti-theft protection
  • RDS audio system with AM/FM and CD with MP3 capability
  • Delayed/fade courtesy lights
  • Cruise control
  • Front bucket seats with manual height adjustment on the driver’s side
  • Front seat center armrest
  • Ventilation system with micro filter
  • Vanity mirrors on both front visors
  • Plastic steering wheel with tilt adjustments
  • Six speakers
  • And a whole lot more

The 2011 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL is a nice ride and a beautiful family car either way you go. There’s a little more cargo room in the hatchback, but the sedan makes up for that with a little more passenger room. Pick your value and go with it.