The Nissan Versa Note has been named by the editors at Kelley Blue Book to its annual KBB.com “10 Best Back to School Cars of 2015” list. It is the latest honor for Nissan’s popular entry-level hatchback from KBB.com, which has also included Versa Note on its “10 Tech-Savviest Cars Under $20,000” (2015) and “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000” (2014) lists.
The vehicles selected for this year’s “Back-to-School” recommendation had to be available for around $20,000 or less and meet the editors’ criteria of being “practical, functional, safe and affordable” – as well as “something fun and stylish.” The 2015 Versa Note has a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price* (M.S.R.P.) of $14,180 USD, making it the lowest priced vehicle on the list.
“We are honored that Kelley Blue Book has recognized the Versa Note as one of its Best Back-to-School Cars of 2015,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S.A., Nissan North America, Inc. “Versa Note has a great combination of an affordable starting price, excellent fuel economy and long list of available safety and security features, combined with a sporty style and one of the roomiest interiors in the segment.”
The five-passenger Versa Note cabin provides a spacious total interior volume of 112.9 cubic feet and ample cargo space of 18.8 cubic feet. A low cargo area liftover height provides easy loading and unloading of heavy or bulky objects. The interior also offers front headroom of 40.8 inches and rear legroom of 38.3 inches. Interior versatility is further enhanced with the standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, large flat cargo area and an available Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor.
The 2015 Versa Note is offered in five well-equipped models: S, S Plus, SV, SR and SL. Each is powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder. Versa Note S features a 5-speed manual transmission. The S Plus, SV, SR and SL models are equipped with a next-generation Nissan Xtronic transmission, helping them achieve 40 miles per gallon highway fuel economy.
The long list of Versa Note equipment includes standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, along with available Nissan Intelligent Key®, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), heated front seats and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
Also offered are NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio and class-exclusive** Around View® Monitor, which provide a virtual 360° view of objects around the vehicle, with selectable split-screen close-ups of the front, rear and curb views, helping students maneuver the Versa Note into tight spots around campus or anywhere else they go.
To view the complete list “Back-to-School Cars” list, visit http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/best-back-to-school-cars-2015/.
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