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4 reasons the 2020 Nissan Versa is perfect for a holiday road trip

Nissan Versa 2020 (Photo credit: Jeremiah Dearinger for Nissan)

As a person who commutes 30 minutes to work each day, I was a little nervous when Nissan invited me to Fredericksburg, Texas, to test-drive the new 2020 Nissan Versa on a mini road trip.

After careful consideration, I gladly accepted the challenge to head to Hill Country, the home to many Texas wineries to check out the third-generation Nissan Versa.

When I hopped into my Monarch orange 2020 Nissan Versa SV and began the two-hour drive through the hilly terrain from Contigo Ranch to Pedernales Falls State Park, my anxiety slowly dissipated with each mile. I began to learn and enjoy all the ways that the new Versa was created to make driving comfortable and safe.

Here are four reasons the 2020 Nissan Versa is the perfect car for every day and road trips.

Gas Mileage – Whether you’re commuting daily to work or want to make that cross country road trip to see family for the holidays, good gas mileage is always a priority. The Nissan Versa gets 32 city mpg, 40 highway mpg and 35 combined.

Safety Features – One of my favorite features about this car is that it tracks your driving habits in order to keep you safe. This Versa offers a host of available features like Nissan Intelligent Mobility and Safety Shield 360 features depending on the model and package. Some of these include; lane departure alert, high beam assist and rear automatic braking to help you out there on the road. The lane departure vibration alert on the steering wheel was one of the features that could really come in handy for those late nights traveling.

Contigo Ranch (Photo credit: Jeremiah Dearinger for Nissan)

Technology – The 2020 Versa features Apple and Android connectivity capabilities that make it for great road trip companions. These tools make it possible for you to jam to your favorite playlist or tune into an informative podcast during your trip. It also features three USB charging ports. Whether you need to charge up multiple devices or you have other passengers who need a boost, the Versa has you covered. This Nissan also features Bluetooth and hands-free calling.

Comfort and Space – Many compact cars don’t offer enough comfort and space for day to day life let alone a road trip that may include multiple passengers, suitcases, and other travel necessities. The 2020 Versa has traded in the sunroof for additional headroom offering maximum space to the taller sedan driver. The new model has offers 60/40 split fold-down rear seats to give you a little extra room if needed.

After my experience with this third-generation Nissan Versa, I appreciate the technology, safety, and comfort that went into the manufacturing of the 2020 Versa. I feel like this is a good car for first-time buyers, commuters, moms on the go and for those hitting the road.

The 2020 Nissan Versa comes in three grades: the S (Base model) $14,730, SV (Middle model) $17,640, and SR (Top model) $18,240.

Nissan Versa 2020 (Photo credit: Jeremiah Dearinger for Nissan)