2020 Nissan Versa in West Springfield
Although the Versa has always been known as a budget-friendly subcompact, it comes into the 2020 model year better equipped than before. It’s now a modern-looking sedan that bears resemblance to its larger sibling, the Altima. On top of that, the base trim now gets certain convenient features that used to be reserved for top trims only, such as power windows, power locks, and keyless entry with push-button ignition. Speaking of trims, the ’20 Versa comes in three: S, SV, and SR.
Under the hood of each is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that serves this subcompact well with its 122 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque – an increase of 13 hp and 5 lb.-ft. of torque over the outgoing model. It is mated to a brand-new continuously variable transmission as well. If you’re in the market for a value-oriented car with some increased style and innovation, then you should consider the redesigned 2020 Versa.
Comfort and Convenience
While the S trim is still relatively bare-bones, it’s better equipped than previous Versa models since it gets those formerly top-level features mentioned above in addition to automatic headlights, power outside mirrors, cloth seating arrangements, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and a rearview camera system. The SV, though, lets you enjoy those features on top of upgraded cloth seating and 60/40-split fold-down rear seatbacks. The range-topping SR adds automatic temperature control, Follow Me Home headlights, Nissan Intelligent Key with push-button ignition, remote engine start, sport cloth seating, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. For some added comfort, buyers of the SR can opt for heated front seats.
Active Safety Features
On all ’20 Versa trims, drivers will enjoy some extra peace of mind on the road thanks to the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of advanced safety aids. This includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, high beam assist, and rear automatic emergency braking. Upgrading to the SV will provide you with a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and the intelligent driver alertness system, on top of the other safety features previously mentioned. These are also included on the SR, but unlike the other trims the SR can include an intelligent cruise control system as an option.
With the S, you’ll find a 7-inch touchscreen interface with Bluetooth hands-free, Siri Eyes Free, Google Assistant voice recognition, a four-speaker audio system with an auxiliary input jack, Nissan voice recognition for audio, and three USB ports. The SV upgrades to the NissanConnect 7-inch touchscreen interface, an advanced Drive Assist display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and three months of SiriusXM satellite radio. At the top of the heap with the SR, the four-speaker sound system is replaced by a six-speaker one. Other than that, it comes with all of the tech features included on the trims before it.