The 2017 Nissan Versa Note comes up short in a number of areas against more impressive rivals. Simply put, you can do better.
For 2017, the Versa Note receives a styling update to bring it in line with other Nissan vehicles. The previous base S trim with a manual transmission has been discontinued. Other changes include larger cupholders, a relocation of the USB port and 12-volt outlets, and the addition of a second 12-volt outlet on some trims.
There was a time when the Versa Note would have been considered an admirable hatchback for shoppers on a tight budget. Recently, however, even this humble vehicle class has experienced significant gains in quality, feature content and performance, but the Versa has somehow missed this renaissance.
Compared to competing hatchbacks, the Versa Note is slow, not particularly engaging to drive and lacking in refinement. To its credit, it does offer a lot of rear passenger space and a clever cargo system, but these are not enough to warrant a strong recommendation. We suggest checking out the alternatives before settling on the Versa Note.