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2018 Nissan Versa Note – Cargo Space and Storage

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 10/10/2018 Eric Stafford
Cargo Space and Storage: The Nissan Versa Note isn't the most capacious hatchback in this class, but it's a useful travel companion.© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc The Nissan Versa Note isn't the most capacious hatchback in this class, but it's a useful travel companion.

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By nature, the Nissan Versa Note is a practical piece of machinery that can hold an abundant amount of luggage when needed. While the Nissan Versa sedan has more cargo volume behind its rear seats (a.k.a. in its trunk), the Note is just as useful as its hatchback rivals. It doesn't have extraordinary interior cubby storage, but it does have several useful compartments.

Carry-On Luggage

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Test Results: Carry-On Luggage

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Cargo Configurations

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Lift-Over Height

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Why do we use ping-pong balls?

To determine the interior space available to stash travel essentials, we've devised a range of measuring protocols. We use six beverage containers ranging in size and shape to gauge cupholder accommodation. We stack, stuff, and arrange 9-by-14-by-22-inch cardboard boxes to quantify the number of airline-carry-on-size suitcases that will fit in a trunk or folded seat's cargo space. To measure irregularly shaped gloveboxes, door pockets, and console bins, we fill each container with 1.5-inch-diameter ping-pong balls. It's tempting to convert the number of spheres to a volume (cubic inches), but we resist that calculation because-as with the box of tissues, 12-ounce can of soda, or gallon of milk you might stash in these compartments-there are voids between the balls. Random packing (our procedure) nullifies approximately one-third of the available space. The negative space between the balls could theoretically be reduced to 25 percent of an irregular shape with precise stacking, but while we might be pedantic, we're not crazy.

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Interior Cubby Storage

The Versa Note doesn't have a center-console bin, or for that matter impressive interior cubby storage. However, it has a gigantic glovebox that can hold a ton of stuff. There's also a useful slot on the center console for placing a smartphone, and a hidden compartment above the glovebox that will hold small items. This Nissan is also available with an adjustable floor in the cargo area that can be raised to create a flat surface or lowered to increase cargo volume.

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Continue Reading:

• 2018 Nissan Versa Note – Overview and Pricing
• Engine and Transmission
• Fuel Economy and Driving Range
• Performance and Driving Impressions
• Exterior Design and Dimensions
• Audio and Infotainment
• Interior and Passenger Space
• Cargo Space and Storage

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