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Nissan Versa vs. Nissan LEAF Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Nissan Versa or Nissan LEAF reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Nissan Versa and the Nissan LEAF truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Nissan Versa   10 Versas, 6.1 months of data per Versa, average 6500 miles

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2011 Nissan Versa   13 Versas, 10.2 months of data per Versa, average 43300 miles

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2012 Nissan Versa hatchback   11 Versa hatchbacks, 10.5 months of data per Versa hatchback, average 17700 miles

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2011 Nissan LEAF 64 LEAFs, 9.6 months of data per LEAF, average 29700 miles20
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Nissan Versa   15 Versas, 9.5 months of data per Versa, average 58300 miles

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2012 Nissan LEAF 45 LEAFs, 10.6 months of data per LEAF, average 19400 miles30
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Nissan LEAF 40 LEAFs, 8.9 months of data per LEAF, average 8500 miles

Better lately. Earlier common problem with battery charging systrem.
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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Nissan Versa 37 Versas, 9.5 months of data per Versa, average 66400 miles48
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Nissan Versa 36 Versas, 9.7 months of data per Versa, average 70300 miles

First model year.
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30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Nissan Versa 42 Versas, 9.6 months of data per Versa, average 74000 miles57
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Nissan Versa

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Nissan Versa

Nissan Versa Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
So far (47k miles) have had no engine trouble at all.  I bought a Nissan because of high reliability ratings.  We'll see.
2009 4dr Sedan 107-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I trust my car and know it will go when I need it. The bumpers, front and rear, are light plastic and should be upgraded but I am told most other cars are the same these days. Nissan advises against towing with the car likely because of the small engine but it tows behind my mh quite nicely. I will take this car over the VW Passat which I would rate as the more unreliable car I have ever owned.
2008 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
CVT FWD
Great car very few problems
2008 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
out of the 50,000 KM i have done the only thing that has had to be done is change the tires and the usual servicing
2007 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
everything
2007 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
CVT FWD
We have had our Versa for two and a half years and other than regular maintenance we have not had to spend a dime on the car. After 40k miles the brakes are still almost like new and the car still runs great.
2007 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I had the engine cap missing for over a month and it still performed well. I can rely on it to always start on the first try and to survive parking garage & other urban hazards without failure.
Nissan Versa Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
New Nissan model. Felt light/cheap.
2008 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
After I signed the papers but before I made it off the lot with my new car, we found the back window did not raise & lower properly, and I had to leave it for repairs right then. Also, the headlight assembly is very cheap and broke off at a 5mph bump.
2007 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
CVT FWD
I do not feel safe driving it in winter due to the starting and speeding up issues. It has not gotten me from A to B reliably. Rather it has caused me much grief.
2007 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Versa 1 visited the repair shop 5 times in 8000 miles before being totalled in an accident. Versa 2 visited the repair shop more than a dozen times in 31,000 miles, and had a dangerous transmission problem that was never fixed.
2007 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
CVT FWD
It was a first year model. I bought a first year model once and will never make the same mistake twice.
2007 4dr Sedan 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Less reliable and durable than Honda
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Hatch 107-horsepower Electric
1-speed automatic FWD
One of the advantages I was looking forward to, owning a Leaf, was the fact that the power train is so much simpler than a gas powered car. These are some of the parts in a gas powered car that can't go wrong with my all electric Leaf: 1) No gears/transmission to ever slip or go out, just a gearshift knob that is really just an electric switch, with no moving parts other than the switch itself. 2) No fuel pump/filter to need maintenance on. 3) No fuel injection or carborator to go out or have problems. 4) No air filters for the motor to replace. 5) No oil to change or oil filter to replace. 6) No radiator to repair. No coolant level to check. 7) No spark plugs, cap, rotor or points to replace or maintain 8) No belts, pullies or chains to break, wear or replace. 9) No engine overheating possible. 10) No catalytic converter to replace. 11) No muffler or exhaust system to replace/maintain. 12) The electric motor acts as a generator that slows the car down when I take my foot off the accelerator and it charges the battery as I coast to a stop. Also, the regenerative breaking means that the Leaf has a generator attached to one of the rear wheels that also slows the car down as I apply the breaks and that also charges the battery as I break to a stop. This regenerative breaking and electric motor generation means that I use less of the actual breaks on the car and this improves the lifespan of my break pads. I will change the break pads and rotors a lot less often than a normal gas powered car or even a hybrid.
Nissan LEAF Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Hatch 107-horsepower Electric
1-speed automatic FWD
The build quality was in line. HOWEVER, what destroys this car as a purchase choice is one thing: The cutting corners and bad engineering decisions (political or otherwise) to make the car battery air cooled. This simply doesn't work very well in warmer climates. The folks up in Seattle don't see this but where it gets above 95 degrees such as CALIF, TX, ARIZONA are the folks are starting to seeing this battery fade rapidly with pernament heat damage. Read about how to care for a LI-ON. We baby'ed this car battery for all the things we could, but the heat is getting it. This vehicle is edging toward being the orphaned 3rd car because it won't be long before it cannot do our simple 35 mile roundtrip commute. A very expensive loss for us. Learn from this and DON"T BUY THIS CAR MODEL. Buy a Chevy Volt instead. We have that car too....and we fight over who drives it. It has a conservative approach...liquid battery management to keep the battery at its favorite temperature day and night, 24/7. That temperature is 70 degrees.