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Nissan's New Baby

2007 Nissan Versa SL

In short: A roomy, well-equipped small hatchback.

2007 Nissan Versa SL's interior
2007 Nissan Versa SL's engine
There's a new baby in the Nissan family. The Versa slots below the all-new Sentra and is offered in either hatchback or sedan versions. Powered by a 122-horsepower inline-4 engine, it offers decent acceleration and excellent fuel economy. The optional continuously variable transmission found in our test car was smooth, but ultimately the standard 6-speed manual would be better for getting the most out of the engine. The Versa sets itself apart from other subcompacts by offering luxury features like Intelligent Key keyless entry and ignition, Bluetooth cell phone connection and a Rockford Fosgate sound system. The cabin is spacious with excellent headroom, while the hatchback provides a much more versatile cargo hold than the rather odd-looking sedan.


2007 Nissan Versa SL

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Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty; five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Base Price: $12,450

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 5-door hatchback

Engine: 1.8-liter inline-4
Horsepower: 122 bhp @ 5,200 rpm
Torque: 127 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
Transmission: continuously variable

Curb weight: 2,779 lbs
Wheelbase: 102.4 in
Length/Width/Height: 169.1/66.7/60.4 in
Turning circle: n/a

Brakes: all-wheel disc with optional ABS and optional electronic brake assist

Suspension: independent front and semi-independent rear

front air bags, optional side abdomen and curtain air bags, tire pressure monitor

0-60 mph: 9.2 seconds
Top Speed: n/a

EPA City: 30 mpg
EPA Highway: 36 mpg

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