The trio of trims offered for the 2023 Versa are S, SV, and SR. This practical, front-wheel-drive sedan has a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 122 horsepower. Buyers of the base S can choose between a five-speed manual gearbox or the continuously variable transmission (CVT) that the higher trims get standard. With the manual, the EPA-estimated fuel economy is 27 mpg around town and 35 mpg on the open road. The CVT increases that efficiency to 35 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.
The Versa S has a blend of essential equipment and convenience features, getting remote keyless entry, automatic headlights, air conditioning, a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, a four-way manually adjustable front passenger seat, power side mirrors, a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, cloth upholstery, and 15-inch steel wheels with covers. The optional S+ Package adds a 60/40-split folding rear seat, 16-inch aluminum wheels, and extra infotainment features (which are detailed below).
The SV adds push-button start, premium cloth upholstery, a center console with an armrest, body-color side mirrors and exterior door handles, and 16-inch aluminum wheels. As the top Versa trim, the SR incorporates upscale features, like remote start, automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, LED headlights, heated power side mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rear spoiler, and 17-inch aluminum wheels. The SR also gets sport cloth upholstery, heated front seats, and Prima-Tex-appointed dash trim.
Nissan Safety Shield 360 is standard on every trim, and it contains more technologies than ever – meaning that the Versa now leads its class in this category. This group of advanced driver aids includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, rear automatic braking, and automatic high beams. The SV and SR come with blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and a driver alert monitor; the SR also gets adaptive cruise control. In addition, all 2023 Versa trims get a multi-airbag occupant protection system, anti-lock brakes, vehicle stability control, traction control, hill start assist, and a rearview monitor.
All trims get multiple USB ports: the S gets three USB-A ports, while the others get a mix of USB-A and USB-C ports. A 7-inch color touchscreen serves as the infotainment hub for the S and SV, with the SV getting an upgraded 8-inch version. The NissanConnect system’s other standard equipment includes voice recognition, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, a four-speaker audio system, and a hands-free text messaging assistant. The SV and SR get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (which are added to the Versa S with the optional S+ Package, which also upgrades the touchscreen). The SV and SR include wireless device charging, SiriusXM satellite radio, and additional USB ports, while the SR adds another pair of speakers.