14. Nissan Versa
Nissan has never been a huge player in the subcompact car race, but the Versa is one car that’s been around for a while now. You’ve probably seen them on used car lots and at colleges, but the Versa has also been included in a study of unsafe cars. The Versa is a fatality-prone vehicle. It could be due to the small size or the lack of substantial safety features that newer larger cars have nowadays. The current generation Versa has been on the market for quite a few years now. And compared to the Yaris and Fit, the Versa is outdated.
The original Versa was a new venture into the subcompact realm for Nissan, a place the brand hadn’t been since the late 80s. But the Versa has been panned by the automotive press for a lackluster interior and substandard horsepower. In today’s world, those are important aspects of a car purchase, but so is safety. The Versa is ranked highly for having a fair number of fatalities during collisions. The IIHS gave the Versa a “poor” rating for front-impact crashes, which means that the Versa has a lot to improve upon in the safety department.