Bringing a sportier style to the lineup, the new Versa Note SR (shown above) starts at $18,340, and it includes cosmetic upgrades like sporty front and rear fascias, fog lights, smoked headlights, a rear liftgate spoiler, 16-inch wheels and “suede-like” seats.
Also new for 2015 is the Versa Note SL. For 2014, the SL was a package on the SV trim level, but it is now the range-topping, stand-alone trim starting at $18,770. This trim comes standard with heated front seats, a backup camera, NissanConnect with Mobile Apps and the adjustable cargo area load floor. The Versa Note SL can also be equipped with navigation and heated mirrors as a part of the $790 Tech Package.
Adding the SR and SL now gives the 2015 Nissan Versa Note a total of five trim levels from which customers can choose, including the base Versa Note S, which receives a slightly higher starting price of $14,990. This represents an increase of $190 compared to 2014, but the Versa Note S now comes standard with Bluetooth phone pairing and is still one of the lowest-priced hatchbacks on the market. With this starting price, the 2015 Nissan Versa Note is $1,325 less than the new Honda Fit, $435 less than the ever-popular Ford Fiesta hatchback and it’s even $525 less than aged Mazda2.
Matching the base S trim, the starting price of the S Plus trim also increases by $190 to $16,240, and adds standard equipment like Nissan’s Xtronic continuously variable transmission, active grill shutters and cruise control. The biggest price jump for 2015 is to the SV trim level, which climbs $340 to $17,140. The 2015 Nissan Versa Note is on sale now, and all of the above prices include the required $810 destination charge.
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