2017 Nissan Versa  RealSafeCars51Safety Rating

#93 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#168 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Nissan Versa
The Versa, part of Nissan's lineup since 2007, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2019 and Apple CarPlay since 2020. The Versa provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2017 Nissan Versa is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2017 Nissan Versa has a score of 51, implying a 0.08% chance of driver death (7.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Nissan Versa has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0803% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 9.1668%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0803% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 9.1668% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Nissan Versa is 72% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Nissan Versa is 59% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8044Nissan VersaChevrolet SparkKia RioNissan Versa NoteFord FiestaChevrolet SonicComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Nissan Versa with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 44 to 80. The 2017 Nissan Versa is less safe than the 2017 Chevrolet Spark, the 2017 Kia Rio, the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2017 Ford Fiesta, and the 2016 Nissan Versa Note.

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