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What’s the Difference between the Versa and the Versa Note?

Monday, February 8th, 2016
Nissan Versa vs Nissan Versa Note

Nissan Versa vs Nissan Versa Note

Browse the most affordable vehicles in the Nissan lineup, and both the Versa and Versa Note will likely grab your attention. The 2016 Versa starts at just $11,990 while the Versa Note starts at a still-budget-friendly $14,180. Other than the pricing, there are a few important differences between these two models.

Body Style

The biggest difference between the Versa and Versa Note is their body style. The Versa is a sedan while the Versa Note is a hatchback. This difference in style means that the Versa Note is more spacious, offering a bit more headroom and cargo room. When you compare the specifications, you will notice that the Versa Note has more front headroom and more second-row legroom and headroom. It is also important to notice that because it is a sedan, the Versa only has 14.9 cubic feet for cargo, which is within its trunk. The hatchback design of the Versa Note gives you 18.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats. Folding them down increases this to 38.3 cubic feet.

Trim Options

If your goal is customizing your Nissan, then the Versa Note offers slightly more choices. The Versa Sedan is available as the S, S Plus, SV, or SL trim. The Versa Note, however, adds an SR trim between the SV and SL, giving you some sporty features.

There are also minor differences in the features found on the Versa and Versa Note. To compare the vehicles in detail, talk to the team at Jack Ingram Nissan in Montgomery, Alabama.

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2015 Nissan Versa: 10 Ways to Cut Montgomery Gas Spending and Boost Your Savings

Monday, November 2nd, 2015
2015 Nissan Versa Montgomery

2015 Nissan Versa Montgomery
Even a highly fuel-efficient vehicle like the Nissan Versa can use some help from you to make the most of its great gas mileage. With a few simple steps and some that aren’t as easy, you can boost your savings by reducing the number of times you have to go to the gas station.

Choose Correctly

If you have a Nissan Versa, the good news is that you are already on your way to cutting gas spending. This model is highly efficient, so you will save hundreds to thousands of dollars a year on gas automatically.

Stay on Top of Your Versa Maintenance

Every once in a while, take the time to bring your Versa to your local Montgomery mechanic for a thorough checkup. While making repairs or adjustments will cost you money initially, it will prevent the need for major, more costly repairs. Best of all, fixing an issue like a broken oxygen sensor can boost your gas mileage by up to 40 percent. Just changing the air filter may improve it by 10 percent.

Change the Oil in Your Versa

Changing your oil doesn’t have to be a hassle. Think of it as a way to boost fuel economy. When you change the oil, use the one recommended by Nissan for your Versa. This will boost mileage by 1–2 percent. Using the wrong one, on the other hand, can reduce it by the same amount.

Inflate Your Versa Tires Properly

Take a look at your owner’s manual and make sure your Versa’s tires are inflated to the right amount. Every pound drop in pressure for all four tires can reduce your gas mileage by 0.4 percent, costing you money.

Drop Some Weight

If you have extra items in your Versa that you don’t need there, take them out. Just getting rid of 100 pounds in your car can lower your gas consumption by 2 percent, and because the Versa is small, you will notice more benefits with this model than a larger vehicle. Also, try not to carry stuff on the roof unless you have to since this increases drag and reduces efficiency by about 5 percent.

Don’t Idle Your Versa

Idling may make sense at time, but it wastes a lot of gas and you don’t move anywhere. Do whatever you can to avoid being stuck in rush-hour traffic in Montgomery, and try not to idle when waiting for a friend.

2015 Nissan Versa MontgomeryFollow the Speed Limit

Following the speed limit does more than just keep you safe. When you go over 60 mph, your gas mileage will quickly decrease. You usually will end up spending 20 cents more for each gallon for every 5 mph you go over 60.

Drive Your Versa Consistently

Speeding followed by braking can reduce your gas mileage by around 5 percent during city driving and a whopping 33 percent during highway driving. Avoid this unnecessary gas guzzling by driving more smoothly and using cruise control.

Look for Tax Credits

Although most tax credits are for diesel or hybrid models, it’s worth investigating. You may find one that applies to you and saves you money.

Shop Around

Don’t be afraid to compare gas prices around Montgomery to save some money at the pump. Just factor in the extra time spent driving to a cheaper gas station.

For more fuel saving tips or help with your Nissan Versa maintenance, head to Jack Ingram Nissan in Montgomery, Alabama.

*EPA estimated ratings. Actual mileage will vary.

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What to Expect from the 2016 Nissan Versa Sedan

Monday, October 12th, 2015
2016 Nissan Versa Sedan

2016 Nissan Versa Sedan MontgomeryFor the 2016 model year, Nissan updated most of the vehicles in its lineup in at least some way. This means that the Versa Sedan will see several updates. The previous model year saw a complete makeover with new fascias in the front and rear, so the changes are minimal compared to some of the other Nissan models. You will still get a great value, technology, and roominess for the price of a small car.

Nissan Versa Sedan Appearance Updates

The 2016 Versa Sedan sees the addition of two exterior colors to the lineup, Gun Metallic and Cayenne Red. These two colors are replacing Magnetic Gray and Red Brick. All grade levels will also now have power exterior mirrors that are body-colored.

Other Updates to the 2016 Nissan Versa Sedan

The Nissan Versa S, the base model, now comes with standard rear speakers for improved sound quality that all passengers can enjoy. The SL trim also sees the addition of a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

What Else to Expect

As before, there are 4 trims to choose from for the 2016 Versa Sedan: the S, S Plus, SV, and SL. It runs on a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine with 16-valves. When you pair this engine with the Xtronic transmission, you can take advantage of great fuel economy to save money on your daily commute and road trips, achieving 40 miles per gallon on the highway.

The 2016 Nissan Versa Sedan is already available at Jack Ingram Nissan in Montgomery, Alabama. Visit us today to take the Versa Sedan on a test drive or look at the other new Nissan models.

Nissan Has he Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles in the US

Saturday, November 8th, 2014


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared Nissan Group to be the most fuel-efficient automaker in the United States. According to the 2014 EPA “Trends” Report, Nissan and Infiniti’s 2013 fleet beat the likes of Toyota, Ford, GM, and Fiat-Chrysler, by achieving a combined 26.2 mpg* rating. Jack Ingram Nissan, in Montgomery, Alabama, proudly offers Nissan’s full range of fuel-efficient vehicles–from passenger cars and crossovers, to pickup trucks and SUVs, to hybrid and zero-emissions electric vehicles.

Nissan engineers are constantly improving the fuel efficiency of their vehicles, and the 2013 model-year has the numbers to prove it. Nissan Group’s 26.2 combined mpg rating improved over the 2012 model-year by a 2.1 combined mpg *(8.7%): a bigger year-over-year gain than any other manufacturer. This improvement in fuel economy can be traced to such engineering advancements as reduced powertrain friction, improved aerodynamics, and the use of efficient Xtronic transmissions. While industry-wide 2013 model year vehicles increased in weight, according to the EPA’s Report, Nissan’s engineering lightweight strategy, employed on all new models, significantly reduces vehicle curb weight. Lighter vehicles mean better fuel economy, and Nissan reduced the weight of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder by 500 pounds, the 2013 Nissan Sentra by 150 pounds, and the 2013 Nissan Altima by 80 pounds.

Improvements in the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, Sentra, and Altima were essential to Nissan’s number one efficiency rating. The 2013 Altima’s average combined fuel economy improved 4 mpg (14.8%). The most fuel-efficient 2013 Sentra model improved from 30 mpg to 34 mpg* (over 13% compared to the model it replaced). The 2013 Pathfinder improved 30% over the previous year’s model with a combined fuel economy 22 mpg*, making it the most improved of the three.

Nissan’s fuel-efficient fleet contributed to the record levels of fuel economy achieved by the automotive industry in 2013. The adjusted fuel economy for all model-year 2013 vehicles is 24.1 mpg, which is .5 mpg* higher than model-year 2012. Leading all American manufacturers, Nissan’s 26.2 mpg is 2.1 mpg* higher than the industry average. The Report indicates that technological innovations that conserve fuel are driving manufacturers and consumers. Model-year 2014 offers twice as many hybrid vehicles as model-year 2009, including the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid and the Nissan Altima Hybrid, and a number of plug-in electric vehicles, like the Nissan Leaf.

You can expect to see Nissan shining in the coming years’ “Trends” Reports, as well. The redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue achieves a capable combined average of 28 mpg, which is 3 mpg* more than its predecessor. Nissan’s fuel efficiency will only improve with the all-new 2015 Murano, the next-generation Maxima, and the upcoming all-new Titan. Come to Jack Ingram Nissan and take home a Nissan: America’s most fuel-efficient vehicles.


*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Four Reasons to Drive the Nissan Versa

Monday, August 11th, 2014

2014 Nissan Versa Sedan

Are you a driver who strives for the practical things in life – then the Nissan Versa is the vehicle for you. Equipped with everything you need and a price you will love the Nissan Versa, available at Jack Ingram Nissan in Montgomery, Alabama, is ready to be claimed.

  1. Price – The Nissan Versa has an inviting starting price of $11,990 (sedan model) which is enough to make any driver’s ears perk up and makes it the lowest priced new vehicle on the market two years in a row. With shifty economic times and fluctuating fuel prices, being able to purchase a vehicle brand-new for under twelve grand just makes sense.
  2. Versatility – A low starting price and options seems too good to be true, but the Nissan Versa is just that. The sedan model offers 4 trim levels, each with a little more than the previous and the slightly more costly hatch-back model coined the Versa Note brings you five separate trims starting at only $13,990.
  3. Fuel Economy – The Versa encompasses the true meaning of economy car by bringing you an average of 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway*. When you opt for a package which includes the continuously variable transmission your mileage increases to 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway*; how could you turn it down?
  4. Comfort and Quality – In the subcompact category the Versa beats the competition by means of comfort and quality. The soft, absorbing suspension and engine which provides adequate horsepower for the daily driver delivers a ride comfortable to the driver and its passengers. Not to mention the amount of front legroom and rear passenger room give the largest of your adult riders a comfortable experience.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.