Nissan Versa Note Named a Best Car for Recent College Graduates
The 2015 Nissan Versa Note was named to Autotrader's list of 10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates as one of the few new models to make the cut. Selected by Autotrader editors, the Versa Note was chosen for its affordability, fuel efficiency, and “desirable technology features and stylistic appeal.”
Introduced in the 2014 model year, the Versa Note has expanded to become half of the total sales for the Versa model, which itself is the best-selling model in the subcompact segment. With a starting price that rivals many smaller cars and with standard equipment that speaks to its audience, the Versa Note has proven very popular.
“Any time someone goes through a major life change, such as graduating college, they need to determine if their current ride makes sense for their lifestyle, from both a financial and functional perspective,” said Brian Moody, site editor for Autotrader. “For example, while that hand-me-down SUV from your parents was nice when you turned 16, you may want to opt for a safer, more fuel-efficient car as you transition into the working world.”
The 2015 Versa Note is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (automatic, called the Xtronic). The latter returns forty miles per gallon in highway fuel economy.