The 2017 Nissan Versa Note may not offer much in luxury and performance, but this subcompact hatchback is perfect for the urban-dwelling family that is on a budget (aren’t we all?). It seats 5 and this smallish hatch matches the Versa sedan in personality, features, and looks while at the same time, adding some extra cargo space. There are no scheduled changes for the 2017 Versa Note, which underwent a deep revamp inside and out for 2015. The trim lineup continues to be 5 available levels: S, S Plus, SV, SR, and top-shelf SL. Look for this little hatchback to provide a surprisingly roomy cabin, although cargo room results being below the class average at 18.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 38.3 cubic feet total. The 2017 Versa Note’s power and handling will likely leave a little to be desired when a pleasant ride is expected. All versions are available only with FWD. the Versa Note gets its power from a 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 109 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque. The entry-level S trim is only delivered with a 5-speed manual transmission, while all other editions get a continuously variable transmission. The CVT achieves a healthy 31 /40/35 mpg, and the manual transmission is good for 27/36/30 mpg. One track test had the 2017 Versa Note going from 0-60 mph in 10.4 seconds which is 1.6 seconds slower than the significantly more potent Honda Fit. Standard safety features include front-disc/rear-drum ABS and supplemental airbags on all trims; higher trims also showcases standard a remote antitheft alarm, front fog/driving lights, and turn-signal-integrated mirrors. The SL additionally includes Nissan’s Easy Fill tire-inflation alert system. This system will sound the vehicle's horn when it senses you've reached the proper psi when inflating the tires. An Also a 360-degree camera coverage to aid difficult parking maneuvers is included. The NHTSA gives the current Versa Note lineup 4 out of 5 stars for overall crashworthiness. The IIHS has awarded the Versa Note its highest score of Good on all tests except the small-overlap frontal-offset, where the Nissan obtained the worst possible score of Poor. The IIHS also gives the current editions its second-highest score of Acceptable given the ease of use on the LATCH child-seat anchoring system. The 2017 Versa Note will challenge other entry-level vehicles like the Hyundai Accent, Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic, and Hyundai Accent in the small hatchback market. Each of these rivals offer more in the way of refinement and performance, granted- at a higher price. Another future challenge comes in the form of the Honda’s Fit, generally acknowledged as the best of the subcompact hatchback available in the U.S.