Starting at $13,990 – the 2014 Nissan Versa Note is one of the cheapest hatchbacks available in the United States. Fortunately, it doesn’t look it from the outside. Unfortunately, it does from the inside. Despite this, Nissan managed to put a lot of content in to a vehicle that is cheap as chips.
In our video review, you’ll see something different. We’re bringing the 2014 Nissan Versa Note up to the Ike Gauntlet for a test run. So, while we do a basic review, we’re testing the 2014 Nissan Versa Note’s 109 horsepower 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine.
Connected to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) we wanted to see if the 2014 Nissan Versa Note could maintain 60 mph all the way up to (and past) 11.000 feet elevation. We loaded the Versa Note with over 700 lbs of human cargo and went for it. You see, we did this same run in a Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic, both of which compare to the 2014 Nissan Versa Note.
The results were very interesting.
Right off the bat, we all thought the 2014 Nissan Versa Note was a much better looking car than the car it replaces and its brethren, the Nissan Versa Sedan. It looks quite a bit like the Honda Fit, which the 2014 Nissan Versa Note competes with as well. We were all underwhelmed by the interior, but we had to admit that the frugal engine (which gets up to 40 mpg highway) was well suited for the car.
In this video we mix up an Ike Gauntlet run with an automotive review of the 2014 Nissan Versa Note.