The 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan may be the lowest-priced new car in America—with an MSRP of just $10,990 at Worcester Nissan Dealers and dealerships across the country—but its owners don’t have to sacrifice when it comes to safety. The evidence? In recent testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Versa Sedan was awarded top scores in front, rear, side and rollover impact protection, becoming Nissan’s fourth Top Safety Pick for the 2012 model year. The other winners are the Nissan LEAF, Nissan JUKE and Nissan Cube.
Like that trio, the Versa Sedan is packed with standard safety features like electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, Brake Assist, six airbags, and Nissan’s Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System. According to Nissan Dealer Portland, in addition to protecting occupants, the Versa Sedan protects the environment, too. It’s the first Nissan model in the U.S. to earn the automaker’s PUREDRIVE designation, reserved only for those vehicles that use the “most advanced technologies to promote eco-friendly driving and lower CO2 emissions.”
Other standard benefits of the Versa Sedan include:
- EPA ratings of up to 30 mpg city/38 mpg highway/33 mpg combined
- Air conditioning and an AM/FM/CD sound system with auxiliary jack
- More rear-seat legroom than mid-size luxury sedans like the BMW 5 Series and Lexus LS460
- A tire-pressure monitoring system
- Impressive aerodynamics, with a coefficient of drag of just 0.31
“Nissan remains committed to the highest levels of safety and innovation, as is reflected in the Nissan Versa Sedan receiving the Top Safety Pick from IIHS,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for Nissan North America. “The 2012 Versa provides customers with a remarkable level of value, comfort and security for an MSRP starting under $11,000.”
Visit Nissan Arlington or your local Nissan dealer to learn more about the Nissan Versa sedan.