2014 Nissan Versa Note – Worth Looking At

March 17, 2013 / by / 0 Comment
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Those who think that Nissan Versa is not much of a favorite car in the subcompact class, need to reconsider, now that the new version of the Versa, 2014 Nissan Versa Note is here. The five-door version makes its debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Thanks to the safety technology additions and some interesting tweaks inside the cabin, the new model is certainly worth looking at.

2014 Nissan Versa Note

 

Very pleasant-looking, the new Versa is certainly aerodynamic too with reduced drag coefficient, achieving 40 mpg on the highway. Let us see what the new model has to offer with more eye catching attractive looks and what makes the car better.

Browse through a comprehensive 2014 Nissan Versa Note here that has enjoyed minimal critical acclaim.

Exterior and interiors

Nissan Versa Note

You will note a unique styling on the new Versa but with the same global V architecture. The model is certainly much more handsome than the earlier model. Versa Note rests on 102.4-inch wheelbase and certainly looks more stylish and beautiful. Enjoy a wide color palette for the exterior colors. Those sculpted side panels, steeply sloped windshield and -opening rear door offer an athletic look to the compact model. The luxury of the exterior design carries on in the interior design. You will find several luxury features on the inside such as leather-wrapped steering wheel, silver and chrome accents, seat cloth and stitching etc. Divide-N-Hide Adjustable Floor and split-folding rear seat offers more practicality. Enjoy a number of connectivity and conveniences options with 5.8-inch color touch screen display, Navigation System, streaming audio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, integrated USB/iPod interfaces, Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition.

Engine and performance

Under the hood in 2014 Nissan Versa Note, you find it equipped with a 1.6-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine, offering 109 pound-feet of torque and 119 horsepower. Enjoy a choice of two transmissions – five-speed manual transmission and next-generation Xtronic CVT transmission. Surprisingly, the fuel economy is comparable to sedan and one expects 40 on the highway and 31 mpg in the city. The new Note also brings low-rolling resistance tires and aero-enhancing Active Grille Shutters to get 40 mpg highway mark.

Safety features

2014 Nissan Versa Note comes loaded with safety features such as side-curtain bags, side airbags, electronic stability control as well as Easy-Fill Tire Alert. There are six airbags, Traction Control System and Vehicle Dynamic Control to keep everyone safe. Easy Fill Tire Alert sends the indication once the proper tire pressure is reached. AroundView Monitor system offers 360-degree view of the vehicle. Enjoy hands-free text messaging technology with NissanConnect system.

Pros

  • Great price
  • Versatile economy car

Cons

  • Not a strong match to its rivals

Although there are no official information on the pricing released yet, but the car go on sale in the summer and is expected to start at $ 13.990. Although the base price is lower, some rival like2013 Kia Rio5 are cheaper by $290. It seems 2014 Versa Note needed much more than the depression-inducing interior and no additional content to make for a winning recipe. Concluding 2014 Nissan Versa Note review, the model will get launch in three trim levels and five-speed manual. The 15-inch wheels and tires are standard along with the 4-speaker audio system with an auxiliary input. Like its siblings, 2014 Nissan Note will be built in Mexico.

It was in 2011 that Nissan Versa sedan debuted but without the new hatchback sidekick. The new 2014 Versa Note debut at the 2013 Detroit auto show and offer the buyers a much more stylish alternative. However, the U.S. buyers get only one engine choice, 1.6-liter and won’t get the 1.2-liter supercharged offer in other markets.


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