In addition to price, the KBB.com list weighed each vehicle's versatility, fuel economy, safety and style, and the 2014 Nissan Versa Note scored highly in all four categories. Fuel efficiency played an especially big role -- the four-door hatchback can deliver up to 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway -- and the Versa Note also benefited from its available technological features, such as Bluetooth connectivity, hands-free text messaging, and navigation and Around View Monitor systems.
"Technology is one of the most effective ways to reach college-age drivers, and the new Versa Note is equipped with many of the industry's latest tools and features," said Russ Daniel, partner and general manager of Landers McLarty Nissan, a Nissan dealer in Arkansas. "Not only does the Versa Note have advanced technology to make driving more convenient and fun, but it also helps drivers park by displaying what's outside all four sides of the vehicle."
If July's sales figures are any indication, the KBB.com study seems to be on the mark about the Versa Note's popularity. Nissan sold 9,007 Versa models in July 2013, easily outpacing the sales total of 7,451 from the same time period in 2012 and well ahead of any other car in the subcompact segment. Helped by the Versa Note, Nissan sold 72,768 Versa models through the end of July, far more than the second-place Chevy Sonic's mark of 50,960 units.
About Landers McLarty Nissan:
Landers McLarty Nissan is a Benton County Nissan dealer that strives to provide its customers with a hassle-free car-buying experience, whether they're in the market for a new Nissan or pre-owned vehicle, service or parts. You can visit their showroom at 2501 SE Moberly Lane in Bentonville, Ark., where they have a wide range of new Nissan models, from the Altima and 370Z to the Versa Note. You can also call them at 888-563-8423, visit their website at http://www.bentonvillenissan.com or connect with them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/