2023 Nissan Versa  RealSafeCars59Safety Rating

#57 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#145 of all 2023 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. 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 2023 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 2023 Nissan Versa has a score of 59, implying a 0.07% chance of driver death (6.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Nissan Versa has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0699% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.9814%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0699% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.9814% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Nissan Versa is 50% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Nissan Versa is 39% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Nissan's Safety Shield 360 active safety features can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 Nissan Versa: Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection. Some safety features are optional on the 2023 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 can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8551Hyundai AccentNissan VersaKia RioMitsubishi MirageVolkswagen JettaToyota CorollaNissan SentraKia SoulHyundai ElantraSubaru ImprezaNissan KicksKia ForteComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Nissan Versa with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 51 to 85. The 2023 Nissan Versa is less safe than the 2023 Kia Forte, the 2022 Nissan Kicks, the 2022 Subaru Impreza, the 2022 Hyundai Elantra, the 2023 Kia Soul, the 2022 Nissan Sentra, and the 2022 Toyota Corolla. It is about as safe as the 2022 Hyundai Accent, the 2023 Kia Rio, the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage, and the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta.

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