• WSE Posted: 5/2/2011 10:02am PDT

    That interior looks to be chock full of cheap plastics... unfortunate at a time when buyers are focusing on interior quality. Honda seems to have been gripped by this problem of late, as well. Designing a car for today using an interior from a '95 Cavalier is not a smart move.

  • Rotts Posted: 4/30/2011 5:42pm PDT

    The new sedan is much better looking outside, but loses the smooth, sophisticated interior look of the current model. That center stack is hideous, IMO. Hope the hatchback rear end doesn't look like the Juke - it's definitely a Renault look, and also hideous.

  • david russell Posted: 4/30/2011 3:37pm PDT

    Japtrash contrived by cynics for zombies. Absolutely bloody awful.

  • Soar Posted: 4/30/2011 3:32pm PDT

    @ Rich
    Wow, what vague and unhelpful criticism. How exactly is it hideous?
    @ jimpimms
    Fair enough, the new Accent and Rio do seem to have slightly better numbers than the Versa for the most part. However, while you're correct in saying that B and C segments cars will grow in importance (and price) over the next few years, there will always be a need for inexpensive, basic transportation. As for your suggestion that Nissan needs to up its small car game, the hatchback variant of the Versa is on its way, and has an exterior/interior that is on par, if not above that of the Rio, Accent, Fiesta, and Sonic. Add to that that possibility of the Juke's engine, and it's clear that Nissan can easily "do way better than this".

  • jimpimms avatar jimpimms Posted: 4/30/2011 1:53pm PDT

    The 2012 Hyundai Accent / Kia Rio blows this away, with 10% better highway mileage and nearly 30-hp more. While the Versa has at least an attractive exterior, the interior is bland and uninspiring. In future, the B and C-segments will be much more important to overall vehicle sales; if Nissan wants to see positive numbers, they've got to do way better than this.

  • jimpimms avatar jimpimms Posted: 4/30/2011 1:40pm PDT

    The 2012 Hyundai Accent / Kia Rio blows this away, with 10% better highway mileage and nearly 30-hp more. While the Versa has at least an attractive exterior, the interior is bland and uninspiring. In future, the B and C-segments will be much more important to overall vehicle sales; if Nissan wants to see positive numbers, they've got to do way better than this.

  • Brand X Posted: 4/30/2011 11:52am PDT

    The Versa is already to roomiest in class, most HP, and unless you have not driven one - for sure nicest in class too. But this design is awesome! What a great step UP for Nissan! Will give Corolla a run for the money. The CVT provides 33 MPG AVERAGE city/hwy - and a stick doesn't beat the CVT for efficiency at all. Nissan sells 100+ automatic Versa's for every manual sold or even wanted on the current car. However you can get the 2012 Versa with a manual on the Base model. Center Arm rest you can get after market.

  • SS Posted: 4/30/2011 10:27am PDT

    Deal breakers: the center armrest was removed. No stick shift in the upper level trims?!?

  • fb_82100996 avatar Richard Posted: 4/30/2011 9:26am PDT

    That is one dramatically hideous car.