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2012 Nissan Versa Safety

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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.

If safety is your priority, you could probably do a bit better than the 2012 Versa.

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.

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