2012 Nissan Versa awarded Top Safety Pick by IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan a ‘Top Safety Pick’ rating.

The IIHS gives the rating to vehicles that achieve the highest rating of ‘Good’ for front, rear and side impact protection, earn a ‘Good’ rating in the roof strength test and are equipped with electronic stability control.

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“Nissan remains committed to the highest levels of safety and innovation, as is reflected in the Nissan Versa Sedan receiving the Top Safety Pick from IIHS,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. “The 2012 Versa provides customers with a remarkable level of value, comfort and security for an MSRP starting under $11,000.”

The 2012 Nissan Versa comes standard with six standard air bags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution, Brake Assist and Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System.

Refresher: Power for the 2012 Nissan Versa comes from a 1.6-liter HR16DE 4-cylinder engine making 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual transmission (1.6 S model only) and a next-generation Xtronic CVT transmission. EPA rater fuel-economy for the Versa Sedan comes in at 30/38/33 mpg (city/highway/combined) with the CVT transmission and 27/36/30 mpg with the 5-speed manual transmission. Prices start at $10,990.

– By: Omar Rana