Pleasant interior of a 2020 Nissan Versa viewed from the side. Alas, there is no sunroof.

Does the 2020 Nissan Versa have a sunroof?

2020 Nissan Versa Sunroof

The Nissan Versa has been fully redesigned for 2020, and it’s hard to think of how we could be any happier with it. Our favorite element has to be the new interior, which has been fully redesigned for 2020 with a lovely layout and quality materials. But perhaps the best news of all is that the whole ride still comes at a great price.

This holds true for whichever of the three trims you choose to enjoy. Even the base level now boasts an impressive assortment of standard features. But one question we keep getting asked is: which 2020 Nissan Versa comes with a sunroof?


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Unfortunately, the 2020 Nissan Versa does not come with a sunroof (or the option of one) at any trim level. It does, however, come with a quality interior and plenty of standard features.

2020 Nissan Versa Interior

The interior of the 2020 Nissan Versa is outfitted with a variety of impressive materials. The atmosphere is delightfully refined, and vibes feel more premium than years past. It also maintains most of the roomy seating space that Versa models from those previous years were known for.

Though it’s still not the ride to choose if power is your top priority, the transmission inside the 2020 Versa is smooth and the fuel economy is respectable.

Driver Assistance on the 2020 Nissan Versa

The 2020 Nissan Versa receives an impressive array of standard driver assistance features, many of which are not available in rival subcompact cars. These include:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Forward and reverse automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Rearview camera

What are the trims of the 2020 Nissan Versa?

The 2020 Nissan Versa comes in three different trim levels: S, SV and SR.

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2020 Nissan Versa Predicted Reliability Rating

The 2020 Versa excels in predicted reliability, with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 from J.D. Power.

 

Two Nissan Leaf EV vehicles charge at different stations.

What’s the difference between level 2 and level 3 EV charging?

If you’ve been getting interested in the world of EV vehicles and the apparatus used to power them, you’ve probably come across the monikers Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Level 1 seems to be falling to the wayside, and the phrases most commonly on electric drivers’ lips these days are “level 2” and “level 3.”

What do these “levels” refer to? What’s the difference between level 2 and level 3 chargers?

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The main differences between level 2 and level3 EV charging set-ups are the charge speeds, voltage levels, and plug types. The designation can apply to both public and personal chargers. Both level 2 and level 3 are different from level 1 in that they take more effort to set up and are only compatible with 240-volt outlets. They cannot be plugged into a standard 120-volt-rated outlet.

Level 2 EV Chargers

Level 2 chargers are currently the most popular choice for home and public use. These stations typically provide 10 to 20 driving miles per hour to your vehicle. Some provide more.

The residential version of level 2 chargers has a 240-volt AC plug. The commercial version has a 208-volt plug.

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Level 3 EV Chargers

Level 3 chargers are also referred to as a “DC fast charger” or “CHAdeMO charger.” As you probably guessed, this level of charging station will juice up your EV the fastest.

The speed of a level 3 charger is due to both its 480 volts of strength and DC plug configuration, which sends electric currently directly to the vehicle’s battery. This results in a charge rate of 40 to 50 miles per 10 minutes.

Level 3 chargers are generally reserved for commercial use, as installation requires more effort and expertise. Note that they are not compatible with all EVs.

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A bearded man carries an axe over to a pine tree in the deep wilderness of Maryland.

Where can I chop down my own Christmas tree on the Delmarva Peninsula?

Cutting Your Own Christmas Tree near Salisbury, MD

If you don’t have your tree yet, and are the kind of person who likes to “get your hands dirty,” so to speak, we’ve got some good news: there are still places open right up to Christmas Eve here on the Delmarva Peninsula where you can go to chop down your own tree. Or, you can also just pick out a pre-cut tree, or choose one and have them cut it, or several other options. The point is, you can still get your tree, and however you prefer to obtain it.

Read on to bless your mind database with the knowledge of a few choice Christmas tree farms adorning Maryland’s eastern shore.

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Cawley Family Farm

  • When? Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; make appointments for other days through their website.
  • Where? 24320 Willow Pond Road, Denton, MD

At Cawley Family farm, you can cut the tree down yourself, have them cut the tree you choose, or just pick out a pre-cut tree. You can even get a living tree to plant later, or take a tree that is “baled.” However you like to take your Christmas tree, they can probably accommodate.

Besides trees, the Cawleys provide handmade Christmas Wreaths that are made daily with fresh greens from the farm. They also make a few interesting items on request, including custom-made horse heads, crosses and grave blankets.

Simmons’ Christmas Trees

  • When? Saturdays and Sundays only, until Christmas; 9 am until 5 pm.
  • Where? 26004 Still Pond Neck Road, Still Pond, MD

If Still Pond is closer to your neck of the woods, Simmons’ Christmas Trees may be calling your name. Like the farm above, you can choose to chop one down yourself, take a pre-cut, or get a balled and burlapped living tree. Additional amenities include wreaths, white pine rope, and beverages.

Pine Valley Christmas Trees

  • When? Open until December 23rd; Monday through Friday, 9 am until 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Where? 361 Fairview Road, Elkton, MD

Our final selection is located right at the head of Chesapeake Bay (for exact directions, visit their website through the link above). In addition to your usual tree options, they offer tabletop trees, white pine roping, and fresh Fraser fir and boxwood wreaths. They also have a Christmas shop that sells all the necessary tree accessories. All visitors get to enjoy complimentary hot cider and hot chocolate.

Pine Valley specializes in Fraser Fir trees, but they also grow Douglas Fir, White Pine, Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir and Concolor Fir.

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How many moving parts does an electric car have?

One of the selling points of electric vehicles is simplicity. With fewer moving parts and “ingredients,” there’s less that can go wrong, and correspondingly less maintenance that should be required. But how many fewer moving parts are there? How many moving parts does an electric vehicle have?

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Moving Engine Parts in Electric Vehicles

If one is only focusing on the drivetrain of the vehicle, an electric car has only one moving part: the motor. A gasoline-powered ride, on the other hand, has hundreds of moving parts. The electric motor itself has just one moving part: the shaft. Other electronic powertrain elements, such as the controller and charger, have no moving parts.

Some 4-wheel drive electric vehicles do use a two-motor design, wherein one motor is responsible in each pair of wheels. So in this case, the total moving engine parts would be two.


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Total Moving Parts in an Electric Vehicle

However, if we want to get into detail about moving parts, we can go beyond the engine to elements like the reducer gearbox, differentials, bearings, spacers, braking system and wheels. Electric vehicles also require liquid cooling systems, which include pumps, valves, and so forth. If we take all these moving parts into account, the worst-case scenario ballpark estimated totals would be:

  • 80 – 90 moving parts in a single motor (2WD) electric vehicle
  • 90 – 100 moving parts in a double motor (4WD) electric vehicle

This is in contrast, however, to the several hundreds of moving parts found on ICE vehicles. And high-performance motors can have over 1,000. So electric cars still come out well ahead in terms of mechanical simplicity.

What is the benefit of fewer moving parts in a vehicle?

Having fewer moving parts in a vehicle means that there is less that can go wrong with it, resulting in greater reliability and fewer maintenance appointments. Gas-powered vehicles are loaded with gizmos whirring, spinning and pumping, which means that there are a lot of factors that can go wrong. This results in an endless carousel of oil changes, filter replacements, periodic tune-ups and exhaust system repairs. And on top of that, you have to get the occasional water pump, fuel pump, and alternator maintenance.

A 2019 Nissan Pathfinder turns a corner in the countryside, looking durable.

How long do Nissan Pathfinder models last?

When getting an SUV, you want something that lasts. Something you can rely on. Something that can take a beating and emerge intact. Preferably for year, after year, after year.

The Nissan Pathfinder offers a lot to love. It looks great and it’s loaded with excellent features. But an element less visible on the surface is its durability. How long do Nissan Pathfinder models last?


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What do drivers say about their Nissan Pathfinder?

To answer this question, we scoured the internet to find reports from customers. Our first stop was http://www.repairpal.com. On a thread asking this very question, a user named Mrbill757 described his experience.

Mrbill757 described his 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, which he bought with 100,000 miles on it and which has just passed 160,000, as, “very dependable. It’s built like a tank.” He goes on to say that, “the paint is of the best quality we’ve ever had in a car,” and, “the interior has held up well.”

Another user, dwight p, described his experience with his 1990 Nissan Pathfinder: “I purchased this vehicle in 1990 not knowing what I was in for. Being in the marines I traveled all over the country in my truck and back. Today it has 235,000 miles on it and it’s still going strong.”

If we head over to forums.nicoclub.com, we can see some more reports on the durability of the Pathfinder. User Zach7685 kicks off the thread by stating, “I was wondering how many miles you have on your [Nissan Pathfinder models]? im (sic) at 175k and running strong.”

User Reckless1 responded by saying, “I have 125,000 on my 2002 and still running strong. My brother had 180k before selling his 1998.” Chris.m weighs in, saying, “I’m at… 171,000 miles with no signs of slowing down.” Miamiheat3332 states, “133k – drive it hard at least every other day lol.” The comments go on in this vein. You get the idea.

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Reliability of the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

Jumping forward to the present day with the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, we see JD Power reports that the vehicle has a slightly above-average predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5. That’s a solid score. In addition, the three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and five-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty from Nissan will help keep it going on (and off) the road.