The 2019 Nissan Versa is currently one of the top-selling subcompact sedans on the market in a time when car buyers are decidedly not in the market for sedans. Many drivers are moving away from purchasing sedans and opting for larger vehicles like SUVs instead. This shift has led many mainstream automakers to decrease the effort they put into releasing new sedans and redesigning the sedans they already have in their lineup in favor of improving their lineup of trucks and SUVs instead.

So how did Nissan manage to go against the flow of current trends and produce a classic subcompact sedan that is actually performing well on the mainstream auto market despite the current widespread lack of interest in standard sedans? The answer lies in Nissan’s ability to effectively combine reliability, impressive fuel economy, interior comfort and convenience, and amazing affordability into one subcompact sedan that modern consumers actually want to buy.

Fuel Economy

The fuel economy of the 2019 Nissan Versa is very competitive. This subcompact sedan is available with two transmission options, each of which offers different levels of fuel efficiency.

When equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission, the 2019 Versa gets about 27 MPG on city streets and 36 MPG on the highway. If you want to improve your Versa’s fuel efficiency, opt for a model with continuously variable automatic transmission instead. A 2019 Versa with CVT automatic boasts higher fuel efficiency and can reach up to 31 MPG on city streets and 39 MPG on the highway.
Comfort and Convenience
Despite its affordability, the 2019 Versa does not disappoint in terms of interior comfort and convenience. Its cabin is very comfy and spacious. With 90 cubic feet of interior volume, the Versa carves out a lot of room for cargo storage while still leaving plenty of leg and headroom for passengers.

High-tech features play an important role in modern drivers’ satisfaction with their car. The 2019 Nissan Versa is up to current standards in terms of interior tech with its infotainment system complete with a touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


When it comes to affordability, you just can’t beat the 2019 Nissan Versa. With a price range of $13,255 to $18,000 that spans multiple lower and upper trim levels, the 2019 Versa is without a doubt one of the cheapest subcompact sedans on the modern market.

The Versa definitely isn’t the fanciest, most tricked-out or trendiest car on the market, but its quality is solid and it doesn’t look or feel cheap or flimsy. Quite simply, the Versa is a reliable, practical, high-performing sedan with a design that is straightforward and classy enough to not make its super low price tag obvious.

Life in a big city is expensive, and the 2019 Versa is well-designed to be a big city car. Many drivers who live in big cities—especially younger drivers who are in the market for an affordable but reliable car—have been flocking to the 2019 Versa due to its affordability and dependability and how well-suited it is for smooth and easy driving on hectic big city streets.