What Got Better with the 2020 Model Year of Nissan Versa?

If you were not satisfied with what the last year model of Nissan Versa, then do take a look at the 2020 model that will most likely make a strong impression on you with its lower ride height, wider body stretch, and the elongated size, all making it look simply drop dead gorgeous. That’s the outside, and things under the cover is no less impressive with the new set if safety technologies that has already thrown a tougher challenge to its rivals. Available in three trim levels, S, SV and SR, the Nissan Versa lineup certainly got better with the 2020 model year edition.

Styling Changes

The biggest change we observed in the 2020 Nissan Versa was its styling, when we got to see it at the showroom of the Seaside car dealer. The 2020 model year of Nissan Versa now wears a more serious tone in spite of its contemporary getup. The details of this change furnished by the staff there says that the 2020 model of Nissan Versa is now 2.3 inches lower, got 1.8 wider, and by 1.6 inches longer. To add to the spice, the signature V-motion grille of Nissan along with the signature headlights makes the new Versa look more dated at the front while an equally attractive pair of new taillights in combination with a C-pillar rounds up its glamor when it passes by you, or you see it ahead of you in the traffic.

Interior Upgrades

The interior cabin of the 2020 edition of Versa received an appreciable upgrade as well. The 2020 Versa is spacious enough to make room for five people including the driver. Both the SV and SR models now get a 7.0-inch touchscreen that come compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto while the newly designed dash adds a strong character to the interior. Irrespective of thetrim level you choose, the 2020 Nissan Versa will offer you with the convenience features like push-start button, three USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity for calls and audio streaming.

Powertrain Enhancements

All the trim levels of the 2020 Nissan Versa continue to run with the same 1.6-liter engine carried on from its last year outgoing model, except for the fact that this time it is able produce a bit of more power that is 122 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque. Even fuel economy got better count for the 2020 model year, where the EPA counts 32/40 mpg for the city/highway ratio when driven with the CVT, while the manual transmission begets the 2020 Nissan Versa an EPA count of 27/35 mpg in the same city/highway speeds. This increase of 1 mpg in the CVT models was changing for better, but the drop of 1 mpg on the manual models couldn’t be justified.

Safety Additions

The good news shared with us by the Seaside car dealership was that, the 2020 model year of Nissan Versa has added a bunch of new safety tech and made them as standard on all trims. So, now the 2020 Nissan Versa is asafer car to drive with the assurance of automatic emergency braking in combination with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, andrear automatic braking.

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