2021 Nissan Versa  RealSafeCars58Safety Rating

#61 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#146 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Nissan Versa
The Versa, a mainstay of Nissan's lineup since 2007, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Nissan Versa has a score of 58, implying a 0.071% chance of driver death (6.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Nissan Versa has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0708% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 8.0884%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0708% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 8.0884% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Nissan Versa is 52% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Nissan Versa is 40% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Nissan's Safety Shield 360 greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. An active safety system that is standard on the 2021 Nissan Versa is Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection. Some safety features are optional on the 2021 Nissan Versa--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning.

Another vehicle feature may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

7550Hyundai AccentToyota YarisNissan VersaKia RioMitsubishi MirageKia SoulKia ForteHonda FitChevrolet SonicHyundai VenueComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Nissan Versa with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 75. The 2021 Nissan Versa is safer than the 2021 Hyundai Accent and less safe than the 2020 Hyundai Venue, the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2020 Honda Fit, the 2021 Kia Forte, and the 2021 Kia Soul. It is about as safe as the 2021 Kia Rio and the 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage.

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