While the last-generation Nissan Versa had little to brag about, it held one key advantage over every other car on sale in the America: With a starting price of just $12,460, it was the cheapest new car. The all-new 2020 Nissan Versa sees a huge price increase, vacating its title.
While everyone knew a $12,000 price tag would be impossible in today’s world of advanced features, few expected the 2020 Nissan Versa to roll in with an 18.2 percent price hike. That’s just what it did with the 2020 Versa S 1.6 5MT starting at $14,730, which is a $2,270 price increase.
That may seem like an excessive price bump, but once you factor in the 2020 Versa’s new look, newly available technology, new safety equipment, more powerful engine, and other key changes, it’s easy to see where this price increase comes from.
Another way to look at this is despite the 18.2 percent price hike, the 2020 Nissan Versa remains one of the cheapest new cars in America. With the price increase, the 2020 Versa drops to No. 3 on the cheapest-car list behind the $13,220 Chevy Spark and the $13,795 Mitsubishi Mirage.
Though it loses the cheapest-car title, the 2020 Versa makes up for it with its standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and more modern design compared to the Mirage and Spark.
The 2020 Nissan Versa is in showrooms now, and full pricing breaks down as follows:
- Versa S 5MT: $14,730
- Versa S Xtronic: $16,400
- Versa SV Xtronic: $17,640
- Versa SR Xtronic: $18,240