Nissan Versa 2023 front quarter angleThe affordable compact car is an endangered species, but Nissan is doing its part to keep life cheap and cheerful. Pricing for the 2023 Nissan Versa will start at $15,730.

Nissan also charges $1,095 for Versa delivery.

There are only three compact sedans left on the market for the 2023 model year. Chevrolet has canceled its Spark subcompact, which was the cheapest new car on sale in America in 2022. Hyundai has canceled the subcompact for the 2023 model year, too.

That leaves only the 2023 Kia Rio, 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage, and 2023 Versa competing for the dollars of those who want basic transport under warranty.

Today’s pricing announcement means the Versa has claimed the title of cheapest new car in America for 2023. Pricing for the most affordable Mirage starts at $16,245, while pricing for the Rio starts at $16,550. However, bargain shoppers should note that the Rio has the longest warranty of the bunch.

It may also be the best look of the group. Small sedans, as a rule, are not attractive cars. Automakers tend to design all of their sedans to look the same for brand awareness. A face that looks right on a midsize car usually looks bulbous and funny when shrunk to tiny proportions.

Nissan’s designers did a better job with the shrink beam than most.

The base Versa S is still simple, but the S Plus package adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The mid-level Versa SV now comes standard with an armrest and wireless charging pad. The best-in-class Versa SR adds automatic climate control, a larger 8-inch touchscreen (7 inches on other Versa trims), and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Base models come with a 5-speed manual transmission, but most buyers will go with the CVT continuously variable automatic transmission that’s optional on the entry trim and standard on the others.

Nissan Versa 2023 Prices:

Nissan also charges a mandatory $1,095 destination fee on all Versa models.

Model MSRP
Versa S (5-speed manual) $15,730
Versa S (Xtronic CVT) $17,400
Versa SV $19,020
Versa SR $19,720

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