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SAFETY | 6 out of 10
Versa Sedan: Four stars overall, three stars frontal, four stars side
Versa Hatchback: Not rated overall; three stars frontal
Versa Sedan: Not yet rated
Versa Hatchback: 'Good,' frontal; 'acceptable,' side impact; 'acceptable,' roof strength; 'good,' rear impact
Easy to see what's behind and to the sides. Thick rear roof pillars compromise that just a bit, but the car still ranks high in see-out-ability.
The previous-generation Versa--still represented by the carry-over Versa Hatchback for 2012--was never a standout for safety, according to crash-test ratings, and the same appears to be true, so far, for the all-new Versa Sedan.
The Versa Hatchback gets just three- and four-star ratings from the federal government, with 'acceptable' ratings from the IIHS in side impact and roof strength and 'good' in frontal impact. Roof-mounted side airbags cover all outboard occupants, and front side-impact torso airbags and electronic stability control are standard.
While the 2012 Versa Sedan hasn't yet been rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2012 Versa hatchback achieves a 'good' rating for frontal impact but only 'acceptable' ratings for side impact and (rollover-related) roof strength.
If safety is your priority, you could probably do a bit better than the 2012 Versa.