Fuel efficiency is the most important factor that can decide the fate of the car in the market. Car buyers today are conscious about the kind of cars they buy and therefore they usually look out for better fuel economy that can help them to save environment and also some money that they usually spend on fuel expenses. Nissan has been following the trend of introducing fuel efficient cars that perform well and look great. After immense success of Versa sedan last year, Nissan has decided to bring up 2014 Nissan Versa Note hatchback that is based on the same sedan platform but looks nothing like it.

Let’s take a quick look at the 2014 Nissan Versa Note hatchback review below:

Exterior

2014 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback - Exterior

  • While Nissan claims that the hatchback is based on the Versa sedan platform it is very different and offers a complete new look. Nissan designers have taken some inspiration from the earlier hatchbacks of Nissan and have integrated better exterior styling to the car.
  • Nissan has also made the exterior styling better and lighter and therefore 2014 Nissan Versa Note hatchback is 300 pounds lighter than the earlier hatchbacks in the market. Nissan designers claim that they have taken some inspiration from Nissan Juke and 370Z.
  • The front fascia is very different and offers sporty and aggressive look to the car. The car is available in 8 unique body colors Aspen White, Brilliant Silver, Magnetic Gray, Metallic Blue, Metallic Peacock, Morningsky Blue, Red Brick, and Super Black.

Performance

2014 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback - Performance

  • Powered by 1.6 liter inline 4 engine that produces 109 horsepower and 107 lb feet of torque 2014 Nissan Versa Note hatchback performs exceptionally well. The engine is mated with five speed manual transmission to improve the performance of the hatchback.
  • 2014 Nissan Versa Note hatchback is very fuel efficient and offers EPA estimates of 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway with the optional CVT transmission. The hatchback accelerates zero to 60 mph in 11 seconds which is an average performance in terms of speed.
  • Nissan also adds active grille shutters and underbody deflectors that deflect air to offer better fuel economy in this hatchback along with low rolling resistant tires that offer 17% improvement in fuel economy.

Safety

2014 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback - Safety

  • 2014 Nissan Versa Note hatchback gets standard safety like ABS, traction control, stability control, front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger.
  • It also has tire pressure monitoring, EBD, emergency brake assist, vehicle tracking and recovery system which make it one of the safest hatchbacks in the market.

Interior

2014 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback - Interior

  • With frill free and comfortable interiors Nissan designers have tried to offer something new to the consumers in this new hatchback. The dashboard is simple hard plastic which offers uncluttered style factor which does not give out a luxurious feel but it certainly does well above the average.
  • The center console is designed for the driver and therefore all controls are close to the driver to ensure better convenience. Nissan also provides optional 5.8 inch touchscreen display option that drivers can use.
  • 2014 Nissan Versa Note hatchback also gets larger comfortable seats for rear passengers and best in class cargo space of 21.4 cubic feet. The hatchback appears to look small from the outside but it offer spacious interiors with better headroom and leg space for every passenger.

Price

  • 2014 Nissan Versa Note hatchback is available in the market for $13,990 and above.

Conclusion2014 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback

  • In a world where fuel economy rules the market Nissan has been doing well to offer fuel efficient hatchbacks to the buyers and 2014 Nissan Versa Note hatchback is a smart move by Nissan.
  • The car looks very different and modern and aggressive from outside and it is comfortable and spacious on the inside.
  • The solid fuel economy of the vehicle will ensure that it compete with some of the top fuel efficient hatchbacks in the market like Scion hatchback and Toyota Yaris.
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