You know what they say, a penny saved is a penny earned. But now days even saving 10,000 pennies won’t buy you a brand new car. However, for all you money savvy peeps out there, Nissan will get you closest to the mark.
Nissan’s 2017 Versa sedan is still the cheapest new car in America, starting at $12,825, including destination and handling. The base S trim gives you a standard five-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, and power mirrors. With the money it saves you it still jams with a four-speaker audio system that includes on-wheel controls.
Things that show-off your penny pinching ways include old-school crank windows and manual locks. The cars also offers limited flexibility with driver’s seats that don’t have height-adjust. There’s no center armrest and the rear seats don’t fold.
If that’s a little too rustic for you, you can always bump up to the S Plus. It adds on automatic transmission and cruise control. It starts at $14,825. Nissan says most people decide to go with this one, to at least get an automatic transmission.
If you keep going up, you’ll add on 15- or 16-inch wheels, a 5-inch stereo display or 5.8-inch navigation system, Bluetooth streaming, keyless access, push-button start, and a rearview camera. The two top SV and SL trims cost $16,415 and $17,975, respectively.
Nissan hasn’t given any details for the 2017 Versa Hatchback option, the Note. Currently, it starts at $15,065.
Since there aren’t any big changes of note for 2017, we’d say it makes sense to try to get a deal on an outgoing 2016 model.