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2013 Nissan Versa Hatchback and sedan

2013 Nissan Versa Press Kit: At a Glance

The second-generation Nissan Versa Sedan, introduced just last year, is designed to redefine entry-level car value. It combines a sophisticated exterior design, well-appointed interior and exceptional room for five adults - including more rear legroom than many mid-size sedans.

Key enhancements for the 2013 model year are led by the addition of a new Versa Sedan 1.6 S AT model with 4-speed automatic transmission and an increase in fuel economy to 40 miles per gallon Highway (from 38 mpg) for all CVT-equipped models (S Plus CVT, SV, SL). Helping to achieve the two extra miles per gallon are new low-rolling resistance tires, new air intake guide, new rear spoiler and rear wheel and underbody air deflectors.

Other changes for 2013 include the addition of the previous Cruise Control Package content to the Versa Sedan S CVT model, which is now renamed the Versa Sedan S Plus CVT; the SV Convenience Package adds a 60/40-split rear seat; the SL Tech Package adds RearView Monitor; CVT-equipped models add a standard rear spoiler; SV models add cloth door trim, chrome interior door handles, driver's seat armrest and painted shift knob; SL models add Intelligent Key, remote key fob trunk release and driver's seat armrest; and S models add a standard trunk light. Sunvisor extensions are added to all models.

The 2013 Nissan Versa Sedan is built on Nissan's front-wheel drive global "V" platform, which utilizes nearly 20 percent fewer platform components and weighs around 150 pounds less than the previous generation "B" platform.

The standard second-generation 1.6-liter HR16DE 4-cylinder engine includes a range of cutting-edge technologies, such a dual fuel injector system that allows a wider injection of fuel, with the smaller nozzles delivering a finer spray (approximately 57 percent finer than the previous generation single injector design's particle size) to help achieve more complete combustion.  The engine also utilizes a twin Continuously Variable Timing Control (CVTC) system mounted on both intake and exhaust ports (conventionally mounted only on the intake port), similar to the system used on the flagship Nissan Maxima. The engine is rated at 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque.

The available next-generation Xtronic CVT transmission utilizes an auxiliary gearbox using planetary gearing, helping enhance efficiency.  It also features a transmission ratio of 7.3:1, which is broader than those of conventional CVTs and even typical 7-speed automatic transmissions. Fuel economy is now rated at 31 mpg City, 40 mpg Highway and 35 mpg Combined with the CVT transmission; 27/36/30 mpg with the 5-speed manual transmission; and 26/35/30 mpg with the 4-speed automatic transmission.

Every 2013 Versa Sedan also offers an exterior design that is both sophisticated and aerodynamic, along with an open, airy, high-quality interior with 60/40-split fold-down rear seat and Fine Vision instrumentation.

Versa Sedan's long list of available equipment includes available Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) and an in-dash 5-inch touch screen navigation system with NavTraffic (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) and USB input for iPod and other compatible devices.

Versa Sedan is available in four models - 1.6 S (5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic), 1.6 S Plus CVT, 1.6 SV (CVT) and 1.6 SL (CVT).

Highlights of the 2013 Nissan Versa Sedan include:


Highlights of the 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan include:

  • Sleek, aerodynamic body with long wheelbase (102.4 inches), short front and rear overhangs
  • Upscale design with strong sense of volume, shoulder and dimension
  • O.28 coefficient of drag (CVT equipped models)
  • Body color front and rear fascias
  • Nissan sedan signature grille with available chrome accents
  • Large multi-reflector halogen headlights, available fog lights
  • Available body color dual remote-controlled outside mirrors, blacked-out B-pillar, chrome door handles
  • Fixed roof antenna (short rod type)
  • Eight exterior colors: Metallic Blue, Blue Onyx, Titanium, Super Black, Brilliant Silver, Magnetic Gray, Red Brick and Fresh Powder
  • PUREDRIVE designation and badge*

Engine and Driveline
  • Front engine/front-wheel drive
  • Nissan global "V" platform - 150 pounds lighter than previous "B" platform
  • 109-horsepower 16-valve 1.6-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, producing 107 lb-ft of torque
  • Advanced engine design with emphasis on enhanced fuel economy and emissions; includes dual injector system that burns cleaner and uses less fuel than a conventional injector design; plus Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable Timing Control) on both intake and exhaust cycles - similar to the design used on Maxima
  • Standard 5-speed manual transmission (Sedan 1.6 S model only)
  • Available 4-speed automatic transmission (Sedan 1.6 S model only)
  • Available next-generation compact Nissan Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with sub-planetary gear (available with 1.6 S Plus CVT, SV and SL models), plus reduced friction (-30%), weight (-13%) and size (-10%) than previous CVT design
  • CVT utilizes highest transmission ratio (even broader than a 7-speed automatic)
  • Fuel economy rated at 31 mpg City, 40 mpg Highway, 35 mpg Combined (CVT)

Suspension, Steering and Braking
  • Independent strut front suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Torsion beam rear axle with integrated stabilizer bar
  • Electric power steering
  • Standard 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers, 185/65R15 all-season tires
  • Available 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, 185/65R15 all-season tires (1.6 SL model)
  • Standard power-assisted front disc/rear drum brakes with standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist

Interior Features
  • Roomy, high quality interior with high-quality look and feel
  • Large interior volume - 90.2 cubic feet
  • 14.9 cubic feet trunk volume
  • 5-passenger seating with comfortable rear seat with ample rear legroom and knee room
  • Adjustable front bucket seats with available driver's seat height adjuster
  • Fixed rear seatback with outboard adjustable head restraints
  • Standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seat on 1.6 SL model (optional on 1.6 SV)
  • Cloth seat trim; upgraded seat cloth on 1.6 SV, 1.6 SL
  • Front door map pockets with bottle holder
  • Dual front and rear cupholders
  • 12-volt power outlet
  • Available key-linked illuminated entry system (1.6 SL, optional on 1.6 SV)
  • Fine Vision instrumentation (1.6 SV, 1.6 SL)
  • Available front and rear power windows with driver's one-touch down (1.6 SV, 1.6 SL)
  • Available speed-sensing auto door locks, cruise control, map light; remote trunk release (1.6 SV, 1.6 SL)
  • Standard AM/FM/CD audio system with 2 speakers (1.6 S)
  • Available AM/FM/CD audio system with 4 speakers (1.6 S Plus CVT, 1.6 SV, 1.6 SL)
  • Available steering wheel-mounted audio controls (1.6 SV, 1.6 SL)
  • Available Nissan Navigation System with NavTraffic (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) and 5-inch color touch-screen display (1.6 SL)
  • Available Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System (1.6 SV, 1.6 SL)
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) (1.6 SL)
  • Available integrated interface system for USB/iPod (1.6 SV, 1.6 SL)
  • Two available interior colors: Sandstone and Charcoal (1.6 S - Charcoal only)

Safety and Security
  • Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) (includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags and front seat side-impact supplemental air bags for chest protection)
  • Standard seat-mounted driver and front passenger side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Standard roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Models and Manufacturing
  • Offered in four well-equipped models: Versa Sedan 1.6 S, Versa Sedan 1.6 S Plus CVT, Versa Sedan 1.6 SV and Versa Sedan 1.6 SL
  • Assembled by Nissan Mexicana SA de CV (NMEX-DF), Aguascalientes, Mexico

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*Lower emissions compared to the MY '11 Versa and estimates for PUREDRIVE technology.


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