Nissan Versa Note Named No. 1 for Going Back to School

nissan_versa_note_53The editors at Kelley Blue Book’s have an important message for students headed back to school this fall: take Notes.

More specifically, the website recommends taking the Nissan Versa Note, which was just named the top choice on’s list of “10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2013.”

As reported online: “While most low-cost cars are content to let value trump appearance, the new-for-2014 Nissan Versa Note stresses good looks as a key portion of its value story. Yes, it starts under $15,000 and returns up to 40 mpg, but the five-door hatchback Note is also attractive, and for that reason plus its new-tech offerings inside, we call it our number one back-to-school car for 2013.”

In fact, the Nissan Versa Note starts at a mere $13,990 for its S model, and that includes air conditioning, an AM/FM/CD audio system with auxiliary input jack, a five-speed manual transmission, and EPA grades of 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway. For just a bit over $15K, the S Plus welcomes an advanced Xtronic continuously variable transmission, cruise control, active grille shutters, and fuel economy of 31 mpg city/40 mpg highway.

“The all-new Versa Note offers the ideal combination of versatility, style and technology, all at an attractive price point for the budget-savvy student heading back to campus this fall,” said Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. “The Versa Note’s modern styling provides enhanced aerodynamics for improved fuel economy while its dramatic shape and proportions add an energetic look to reflect the active lives of its target consumers.”

Keep in mind, however, that you don’t have to wait for the new school year to graduate to the 2014 Nissan Versa Note, since it’s at local Nissan dealerships now.