2011 Nissan
Versa SL
vs. 2011 Nissan
Versa SL

2011 Nissan Versa SL

10.0

starting from

$17,410

Reasons to buy the Nissan Versa SL

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the over the
2011 Nissan Versa SL

10.0

starting from

$17,410

Reasons to buy the Nissan Versa SL

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the over the
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
  • Neither has the best brakes for high-performance use
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
  • Poor protection, 21% to 35% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
  • Poor protection, 21% to 25% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash
Performance 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
  • Fewer gears
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have lots of cupholders
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have speed-sensitive volume
  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Neither offers a sun roof
  • Neither has a power seat option
  • Neither offers a leather interior
Road Tests 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
  • Both have a very low top speed
  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Overall 10.0 vs 10.0

Cost

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Versa SL
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MSRP $17,410 vs $17,410 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 24 mpg vs 24 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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Versa SL
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Drum vs Drum Neither has the best brakes for high-performance use
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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Versa SL
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 3 stars vs 3 stars Poor protection, 21% to 35% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 2 stars vs 2 stars Poor protection, 21% to 25% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Performance

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Versa SL
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Horsepower 122 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 122 HP @ 5,200 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 4 Fewer gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 22.4 lb/hp vs 22.4 lb/hp Both {better} and {worse} are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 34.2 ft vs 34.2 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Versa SL
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 422 miles vs 422 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 13.8 ft3 vs 13.8 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.0 ft3 vs 52.0 ft3 Both average size front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 5 vs 5 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Luxury Features

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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Road Tests

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Versa SL
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0-60 mph 10.3 seconds vs 10.3 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 137 ft vs 137 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 18.0 s @ 78 mph vs 18.0 s @ 78 mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.75 g vs 0.75 g Both have subpar cornering abilities
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Top speed 113 mph vs 113 mph Both have a very low top speed

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Nissan Versa SL 2011 Toyota Corolla Versa SL vs Corolla
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2011 Nissan Sentra Versa SL vs Sentra
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2012 Ford Focus Titanium Versa SL vs Focus Titanium
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2011 Toyota Matrix Versa SL vs Matrix
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2012 Honda Civic DX Versa SL vs Civic DX
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2011 Toyota Corolla Versa SL vs Corolla
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2011 Nissan Sentra Versa SL vs Sentra
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2012 Ford Focus Titanium Versa SL vs Focus Titanium
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2011 Toyota Matrix Versa SL vs Matrix
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2012 Honda Civic DX Versa SL vs Civic DX

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