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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
that comfortable, so longer drives could start to wear on your back”
the backseat actually has a ton of room”
Highlighted by lots of soft-touch materials
Larger and more comfortable than other entry-level hatchbacks and sedans
The 2009 Nissan Versa sports very impressive interior space, but engine noise and some unimpressive trim pieces detract.
TheCarConnection.com finds that "the Nissan Versa's interior is notable for its spaciousness," as Edmunds reviewers put it. There is seating for five, but squeezing an adult into the middle rear seat can be a challenge. "Tall roof makes headroom a non-issue, and its expansive legroom lets 6-foot-plus passengers sit comfortably in either the front or rear,” says Edmunds. Cars.com adds that "the backseat actually has a ton of room, more than in a lot of midsize sedans," and "the seats are reclined a bit, which helps with headroom." However, despite the admirable overall comfort in the Nissan Versa, some reviewers, such as those at MotherProof, find the rear seats aren't "that comfortable, so longer drives could start to wear on your back." Most reviewers think the seats are comfortable, though.
Inside the cabin, MotherProof reviewers are impressed by the "six cupholders." Other reviewers also approve of the practicality of the interior on Nissan's 2009 Versa, with ConsumerGuide pointing out "plenty of interior storage, including front and rear map pockets." At the back of the car, reviewers at The Auto Channel find "excellent trunk room (17.8 cubic feet)" during their drive, even with the rear seats in place, but if they need to, they could have folded those seats "to create the maximum carrying capacity of 50.4 cubic feet."
Car and Driver reviewers blast the "budget" interior and the fact that "hard plastics are omnipresent." ConsumerGuide feels that the "interior is highlighted by lots of soft-touch materials and classy looking gauges—uncommon at this price point." Cars.com testers also love the "high-quality feel of the controls and dashboard materials" on their Nissan 2009 Versa.
ConsumerGuide spotlights the intrusive noise levels of the 2009 Versa, saying, "the quiet highway ride is disturbed by modest wind noise from the mirrors and some coarse-surface tire thrum." Edmunds also notes that the CVT "results in a raucous cabin environment" characterized by "noisy and gruff" engine sounds.
For an entry-level car, the 2009 Nissan Versa genuinely surprises in terms of comfort, room, and overall quality, especially in SL trim.