The Versa sedan is available in S, SV and SL trim levels, and is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 109 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on the S, while a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is optional on the S and standard on the SV and SL.
The Versa hatchback, meanwhile, gets S and SL trim levels with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that produces 122 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. This is obviously more than the sedan, but the hatchback weighs more and acceleration is essentially the same. Fuel economy is worse, however. The base S trim comes with a standard six-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic. The SL gets a standard CVT.