The Good The 2012 Nissan Versa's continuously variable transmission and electric power steering help fuel efficiency. A large trunk and cabin area give it good practicality.
The Bad Navigation is not available at the SV trim level. Voice command only controls the phone system.
The Bottom Line With an apparent focus on keeping its price low, Nissan made very little tech available in the 2012 Versa SV. It offers some basics, but competitors in this segment have more robust electronics.
2012 Nissan Versa SV
Like a stand-up friend who makes hospital visits and remembers birthdays, the 2012 Nissan Versa seems the very image of reliability. There is no vice in this Versa; it is all virtue.
But virtue can be quite boring. This latest Versa comes out with inoffensive style. Its engine is small, getting good mileage and offering no temptation to blow over speed limits. The continuously variable transmission gives it smooth acceleration, lacking any jarring gear changes.