2017 Nissan Versa Note
2017 Nissan Versa Note
Posted on September 8, 2016
The Nissan Versa Note is one of those models that doesn’t get the headlines or the attention it deserves. Instead, this humble Nissan ferries families, helps new drivers, first car owners and the older generation get around. It is one of the unsung mainstays of driving quietly going about its business so you can get on with yours. So you would be forgiven if you hadn’t heard that the new 2017 Nissan Versa Note is now on sale.
However, the car is so reliable and so versatile that it would be remiss of us to not mention it.
The Nissan Versa Note is a midsize family car that has the legendary Nissan reliability and build quality. The model has been with us for nine years now and has served Canada faithfully during that time.
2017 Nissan Versa Note engine and drivetrain
The standard engine is a 1.6-litre inline four that produces 109 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque. While that doesn’t sound like much, given how light the car is, this engine offers a surprisingly preppy drive around the city. The engine uses either a five speed manual, four speed automatic or CVT transmission to send power to the front wheels.
By using twin fuel injection and a new Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System, gas mileage is also high for the model. Add the gas-saving potential of that CVT transmission and the Versa can be quite a frugal car to drive and own.
The design of the 2017 Nissan Versa Note is typical of Nissan. It is very understated yet stylish. It has the Nissan family grille and angled lights as well as the ‘greater than equals less than’ (>=<) body styling around the grille. Both Nissan and Lexus use this design to great effect.
The body shape of the Versa is quite aero with a flow that begins right at that front end, flows over the hood, over the sharply raked windshield, over curved roof and out over the small trunk. I think the designers spent a lot of time in the wind tunnel for this model.
The interior is typical Nissan too. Simple but effective. Good materials quality, solid finishing, nice layout and lots of room for passengers and cargo. Noise insulation seems to have been improved too.
The same trim levels carry on through the Nissan Versa Note. It is available in S, S Plus, SV and SL. All offer the usual steps up in terms of features and include some of Nissan’s newest technology.
Visit Collins Nissan, located at 155 Scott Street, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2N 1H3. We have a selection of new, existing Nissan Versa models, and some great deals on the entire range of Nissan cars.