A red 2024 Nissan Versa is shown driving near an ocean.

The 2024 Nissan Versa: More Than Meets the Eye

As prices seem to be skyrocketing in every industry, you might be wondering if there’s anywhere you can get a good deal anymore. The answer—especially if you’re in the market for a new vehicle—is yes. In fact, you can own a dynamic, fuel-efficient, high-performance vehicle for much less than you might think.

The vehicle in question is the 2024 Nissan Versa. Nissan has made a name for itself over the last few decades, bringing the everyday driver fun and powerful subcompact vehicle choices—and the newest Versa might just be the best one yet.

Nissan has manufactured the Versa since 2004, but it was not available to US drivers until the 2007 model year when it was introduced in both a hatchback and a sedan version. Since then, the Versa has had several transitions to stay current with driver’s needs. Today’s Versa marks the third generation of this popular vehicle, now available only in the sedan version.

Perhaps more noteworthy is the distinction that the 2024 Nissan Versa S is the most economical choice when considering a new vehicle, coming in with an MSRP of just over $16,000. What do you get for that price? Read on to see what the Versa’s S trim offers, as well as a look at the other two trim options.

A blue 2024 Nissan Versa SR is shown parked near a garage.

The S Trim

The 2024 Nissan Versa S is presented with two transmission options. The first of these—the five-speed manual transmission—is touted as the least expensive new 2024 vehicle offered in the nation as the 2023 year comes to a close. You can also choose the Versa S with an Xtronic CVT, which handles the switching of the gears for you at a slightly higher price point but is still well below many other vehicles’ base trims.

What’s even more impressive than its price tag is the innovative features that this price gets you. For instance, the S trim offers a vast collection of driver assistance standards, such as the following:

Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection: This system scans the road ahead of you and alerts you to objects or people in your path. These alerts are both audio and visual, allowing you to respond quickly. If the system determines that you cannot react in time, it applies automatic braking to help you avoid the collision or lessen the impact.

Lane Departure Warning: This system is vital when navigating busy streets, especially when you need to switch lanes. While you check your mirrors, this system checks the lanes beside you to ensure it’s safe to move over.

High Beam Assist: Night driving just got easier with the helping hand that this system offers. High Beam Assist scans the road ahead, activating the high beams when you need more light and turning them off when it senses oncoming traffic.

Rear Automatic Braking: If you’ve ever inched out of a parking space, crossing your fingers that you didn’t miss something behind you, you’ll love this safety feature. It scans for objects in your path and alerts you if something is detected. It can also apply the brakes if you’re unable to react in time.

You’ll find these standard driver assistance features whether you choose the five-speed manual version of the S trim or the Xtronic CVT version. Additionally, you’ll gain better traction control with the standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System, as well as better visual access to the area surrounding the rear of your Versa with the RearView Monitor.


The Versa S trim doesn’t skimp on technology, either. Both S options give you a 7.0-inch color touchscreen display that offers access to the Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System, Hands-Free Texting for compatible phones, voice recognition, and more. When choosing the S trim with the Xtronic CVT, you’ll also find Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as an available option. You and your passengers will also enjoy easy charging with the standard USB-A ports.


Additionally, comfort and convenience are offered throughout the vehicle with standard features like air conditioning, an in-cabin air filter, power windows and locks, front map lights, and a 12-volt DC power outlet. Even better—especially for longer drives—you and your front-seat passenger will enjoy adjustable seats.

The base-level S Versa also saves you money with a fuel efficiency rating of 30 MPG combined when choosing the five-speed manual transmission or 35 MPG when opting for the CVT version. Either way, you’ll be able to go farther while enjoying some of the latest advancements in safety, technology, comfort, and convenience.

The black interior and dash of a 2024 Nissan Versa is shown.

The SV and SR Trims

Now that you know what you can get for the lowest price point in the nation, you might wonder what the other two trim options offer. The good news is that even if you choose the top-tiered Versa, your starting MSRP is just above $20,000.

Both the SV and SR trim levels give you a smooth ride and optimum fuel efficiency with a 1.6L DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine. This is the same engine you’ll find in the S version, regardless of whether you choose the manual or CVT transmission. Speaking of the Xtronic CVT, it is standard for both the SV and SR trims.

Regarding safety, you’ll find the same great features offered in the S trim, with the addition of Blind Spot Warning for the SV and SR and Intelligent Cruise Control for the SR trim. Intelligent Driver Alertness, which scans your driving habits to assess if you need to take a break, is also standard for the SR and SV trims.

Technology for the SR and SV trims includes a 7.0-inch Advanced Drive-Assist Display that gives you vital information regarding diagnostics, service warnings, fuel economy, and more. It is located in the middle of the instrument cluster, just above the steering wheel.

The SR version of the 2024 Nissan Versa also has a NissanConnect 7.0-inch color display that gives you easy access to some of your favorite apps and playlists thanks to the seamless connection with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You get the same connection in the SV version, although the display is eight inches rather than seven.

In terms of convenience, you’ll find many of the same features across the Versa trim lineup. However, you will gain the Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition when choosing the SV and SR versions, as well as the Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control in the SR trim level.

Check Out the 2024 Nissan Versa S Today

When you tally the amenities and driver assistance features you get with the 2024 Nissan Versa S, you begin to realize the value beyond its low MSRP. Regardless of whether you need a vehicle to get you to work and back or one for the newest driver in the family, the Versa is an excellent option to consider. Plus, when you add in the reputation that Nissan has for building reliable vehicles, the choice is even easier.

If you’re curious about this powerhouse of a vehicle, stop by your local Nissan dealer today. You can explore each of the Versa’s trim levels to determine which one best meets your needs, then enjoy its lavish amenities and dynamic fuel efficiency as you travel down the road.