2023 Nissan Versa Starts under ,000 and Looks a Bit Cooler
  • The 2023 Nissan Versa has been given a refresh, showing off a new grille with silver trim pieces accenting the main blacked-out element.
  • The highest trim level now offers an 8.0-inch touchscreen and a WiFi hotspot, and a wireless charging pad is also now available.
  • The Versa still comes with a 122-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder, which can be mated to five-speed manual transmission on the base S model.

UPDATE 11/14/22: Nissan released pricing for the 2023 Versa. The Versa S will start at $16,825 when equipped with the five-speed manual, with the cost rising to $18,495 for the CVT transmission. The SV trim will start at $20,115 while the top-of-the-line SR model will open at $20,815.

Sales of Nissan’s subcompact Versa sedan have tanked so far in 2022. Through the end of the third quarter, just 9335 Versas found homes, a huge drop compared with the 50,569 units sold during the same time period last year. Nonetheless, Nissan isn’t getting rid of this small sedan like many other automakers have, and is actually refreshing the tiny sedan for the 2023 model year. The updated Versa gets a revised front end and more standard features than before.

The most noticeable change is the new grille, which has a black hexagonal piece sandwiched by a cascading column of rectangular silver trim pieces. Nissan’s updated logo now adorns the Versa, and while the rear remains unaltered, the SR model gets a new 17-inch wheel design and a new Gray Sky Pearl paint is offered on the SV and SR.

The base S trim now offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with the newly optional S Plus package, which also includes a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. For 2023, the SV gains a center console with an armrest, a wireless charging pad, and a new interior color. While the standard 7.0-inch touchscreen remains, buyers can now upgrade to an 8.0-inch screen by selecting the SR model, which also adds a WiFi hotspot, automatic climate control, and adaptive cruise control.

The Versa still packs plenty of standard safety features, including automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and rear automatic braking. Power still comes from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder producing 122 horsepower, routed through either a CVT or a five-speed manual; the stick-shift is available only on the base S model.

The 2023 Versa goes on sale this fall, offered in the same S, SV, and SR trims as the outgoing model. Pricing has yet to be released, but the 2023 model shouldn’t be much more expensive than the 2022 model’s $16,675 starting price.

This story was originally published October 10, 2022.

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