DESIGN / HIGHLIGHTS
As Versa Note enters its third year of production for 2016, it adds two new exterior colors, Cayenne Red and Gun Metallic, and greatly enhanced standard content for the Versa Note SV grade – including NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps, 5.0-inch color display, Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), RearView Monitor and Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor.
The 2016 Versa Note is offered in a range of five well-equipped models: S, S Plus, SV, SR and SL. Each is powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine. Versa Note S features a 5-speed manual transmission. The S Plus, SV, SR and SL models are equipped with a next-generation Nissan Xtronic transmission, helping them achieve 40 miles per gallon highway fuel economy.
Nissan Versa Note's sculpted styling is designed to accomplish two things: provide efficient aerodynamics to help enhance fuel economy and to stand out from the crowd of entry-level competitors. Its dramatic shape and proportions provide an energetic look that reflects the active lives of its target buyers.
Along with its steeply sloped front windshield and deeply sculpted doors, Versa Note features a dramatic character line called the ''squash line.'' Inspired by the international sport of squash, the line follows the trajectory of a squash ball hitting a wall, bouncing on the court floor and returning to the player. This ''rebound path'' projects the dynamic energy of Versa Note in both look and driving feel.
Attention to aerodynamic detail helps Versa Note achieve a coefficient of drag of 0.298 (Xtronic-equipped models). The large front spoiler combines with a ''kick up'' roof shape and low aero-drag floor structure (including front and rear tire deflectors, rear suspension beam mounted flush with floor and fuel tank deflectors) to direct airflow over, under and around the body.
The roomy interior is a perfect match for the stylish Versa Note exterior. The five-passenger Versa Note cabin provides a spacious total interior volume of 112.9 cubic feet and ample cargo space of 18.8 cubic feet. A low cargo area liftover height provides easy loading and unloading of heavy or bulky objects. The interior also offers front headroom of 40.8 inches and rear legroom of 38.3 inches – making Versa Note both kid friendly and adult comfortable.
Interior versatility is further enhanced through use of an available Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor. With the standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seat folded down, a large flat cargo area is created. With the rear seats folded down, the Divide-N-Hide® system creates a flat cargo area. Lifting up the cargo floor board reveals a hidden area underneath to keep valuables out of sight. When more space is needed for carrying taller or bulkier items, lowering the floor board creates a deeper cargo well. The floor board is designed to stay in the vehicle yet is easily removed if desired. It's a simple solution to balance the need for a flat load floor or maximum cargo capacity or security.
The long list of refined interior features starts with the standard cloth seating, 4-way adjustable front bucket seats (S, S Plus) or 6-way seats (SV), Fine Vision instrumentation, AM/FM/CD/Aux-in audio system with 4 speakers, 12-volt power outlet, front door pockets with bottle holders, dual front and rear cupholders, front passenger seatback pocket and many more amenities.
BETTER ON GAS. MORE MILES. IT'S THAT SIMPLE.
The Right Combination of Power and MPG. With entry-level buyers looking for value not just in the initial purchase price but also in day-to-day operation, the front-wheel drive Versa Note is designed to provide a rewarding combination of fuel economy and performance.
Anchoring the powertrain is a 1.6-liter HR16DE 4-cylinder engine rated at 109 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 107 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm. The engine includes a range of cutting-edge technologies, including a dual fuel injector system that allows a wider injection of fuel (versus traditional single injector systems), with the smaller nozzles delivering a spray approximately 57 percent finer than the previous generation single injector design's particle size to help achieve more complete combustion.
The compact, lightweight engine also utilizes a Twin Continuously Variable Timing Control (CVTC) system mounted on intake and exhaust ports (versus conventional CVTC systems, which are mounted only on the intake port), similar to the system used on the flagship Nissan Maxima. Using a CVTC on the outlet port increases thermal efficiency, decreases inhalation resistance and offers an approximate four percent improvement in fuel efficiency (over the previous engine design).
Versa Note is offered with a choice of two transmissions – a 5-speed manual transmission (S model only) or an advanced Xtronic transmission. The Xtronic transmission allows continuous change of the transmission gear ratio by connecting the two pulleys with a metallic belt and changing their diameter by using hydraulic pressure.
Standard safety and security systems include:
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat-belt and occupant-classification sensors
Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front- and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system (ELR for driver)
Height-adjustable front head restraints
Rear outboard head restraints
LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
Hood buckling creases and safety stops
Energy-absorbing steering column
Pipe-style steel side-door guard beams
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Among the Versa Note's unexpected and affordable technology is the class-exclusive* availability of Nissan's Around View® Monitor. The system utilizes four small superwide-angle cameras mounted on the front, side and rear of the vehicle to provide a virtual 360° view of objects around the vehicle, with selectable split-screen close-ups of the front, rear and curb views, helping the driver maneuver the car into tight spots. The Around View® Monitor is standard on the SL grade. Other available Versa Note technology includes Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition, RearView Monitor and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) and standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System.
MORE OPTIONS. VERSATILITY THE COMPETITION JUST CAN'T COMPETE WITH.
DIVIDE-N-HIDE® Adjustable Floor: Way better than just a regular old cargo area, with Divide-N-Hide® you can drop or raise the adjustable floor and keep your valuables out of sight. You can't do that in a 2016 Ford Fiesta, 2016 Honda Fit, or 2016 Hyundai Accent.
AROUND VIEW® MONITOR:
No other vehicle in the class has technology like this. While people driving the competition’s vehicles are circling the block looking for a place to park, your Versa Note’s available Around View® Monitor will give you a virtual composite view from above to help you maneuver into even the tightest of spots. You can't find it on a 2016 Ford Fiesta, 2016 Honda Fit, or 2016 Hyundai Accent.