Getting the appropriate tire for your Versa is important, nothing fits better than an OEM tire and wheel combo. The question is finding one that fits your trim
Over the years of Versa production, Nissan has used only 3 OEM tires, the ContiProContact, ProContact, and EP422. With OEM wheels, the list is a little bit longer ranging from steel wheels to alloy and aluminum wheels in later production years.
Throughout this article, you discover the best OEM wheels and tires available to all Nissan Versa trims made from 2012 to the present date. This included the Versa hatchback and Note models.
The information collated in this article has been carefully sourced from reputable sources such as the Nissan website, accredited Nissan OEM part resellers, industry watchdogs, and Nissan enthusiasts.
OEM Tires For Nissan Versa
The Continental ContiProContact has been designed as an all-season, touring tire for SUB and passenger vehicles. The ContiProContact provides great all-season traction which means that it grips excellently during winter, wet and dry conditions.
The tire has circumferential tread grooves located in the tread pattern which help it avoid hydroplaning. This is done by getting rid of water below the footprint, making the tire extremely versatile and safe in all sorts of weather conditions.
The tread on the tire is stiff, a result of the shoulder lug stability, which makes steering precision enhanced. Drivers of vehicles using this tire can respond accurately and faster to various road scenarios. Simply put, this tire promotes safe driving.
As a result of the enhanced steering responsiveness, the ContiProContact is seamless to handle and control even at high speeds. Its interlocking sipes located in the tread pattern design help the tire remain stable during high speeds.
This tire is manufactured using a patent tire compound that reduces its weight. The lower weight helps to reduce the tire's rolling distance, making it fuel-efficient. This happens because the car’s COS emission and fuel consumption are lowered.
The ContiProContact has been designed using a symmetric ribbed tread pattern. This pattern helps maintain the appropriate surface contact with the road while it is in motion. This ensures the optimized footprint can seamlessly balance the driving pressure felt by the tire across the tread area.
When braking, cornering, and acceleration forces are spread evenly throughout the tread, the tire can avoid uneven tread wear, increasing the lifespan of the tire.
The tire’s lower rolling resistance can also play a pivotal role in ensuring tread life is extended. This helps to ease the pressure felt by the tire, significantly slowing the wear rate of the tread down.
The ContiProContact tire is a great drive. It is quiet too thanks to the center rib located in the tread pattern. This helps to reduce road noise caused when the tire meets the road surface. Overall, it provides a comfortable experience.
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422
The Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 is an OEM tire for the Nissan Versa. It is a touring, all-season tire designed for light sedans. The tread pattern and tire compound used to create this tire provide great all-weather traction, with the tire gripping the road effectively in wet, dry, or light winter conditions.
The Ecopia EP422 has a tread design that ensures the tire remains safe when it is operated on a wet surface. This is possible thanks to the wide circumferential grooves which help evacuate water from underneath the tire’s footprint. The process helps the tire efficiently resist hydroplaning. Due to this feature, the tire can be used safely all year round.
The tire is quite light, which in turn helps improve its gripping ability. The tire’s rolling resistance is reduced as a result of this process. The NanoPro-Tech tire compound used to create this tire helps decrease the rolling resistance even further. This feature is a trademark of the Ecopia tire models from Bridgestone.
The reduced rolling resistance is possible due to the tire’s lighter weight and the compound used to create it. This in turn causes the vehicle’s CO2 emissions and fuel consumption to decrease, ensuring the tire lives up to its environmentally friendly tag.
The internal construction of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 and the reinforced tire compound helps to improve the tread life of the tire. This added strength makes the tire resistant to accidental damages such as punctures, cracking, tearing, and chipping.
The pressure derived from driving is evenly distributed across the tread area. This helps to prevent uneven wear. A longer-lasting tire tread makes the tire cost-effective. The Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 can maintain its shape during high speeds.
You can be sure that the tire doesn’t deform while under driving pressure thanks in part to its spirally warped reinforced structure.
Continental ProContact TX
The ProContact TX is an all-season, touring tire which provides year-round comfort and performance. With this tire, you can be sure of all-season traction whilst guaranteeing high comfort levels throughout the performance. The ProContact TX promotes wonderful controllability, as well as enabling decent fuel efficiency.
A tire needs to have quick and easy controllability to ensure safe operation. The tread design used needs to optimize its surface contact with the road. When a tire does this well, the driver can assert full control over the car.
The ProContact TX has a tread design that improves controllability. It comes with a ribbed tread pattern that carefully aligns with the road to ensure driving stability and steering responsiveness is enhanced. When a tire can have close contact with the road surface, it can be more precise when responding to the driver's instructions.
The ProContact TX has a detailed interlocking siping pattern which increases stability. The internal construction of the tire ensures that its structure remains stable throughout the drive.
Continental utilizes an optimized tread design that contains elements that enhances the tire's maneuvering. The shoulder pattern on the tread is optimized to increase the number of biting edges that grip the road while the tire is moving along the road.
Nevertheless, the biting edges ensure that cornering is done safely as they increase the grip the tire has during maneuvering. The entire thread has interlocking siping patterns which help to enhance the tire’s braking ability. Friction between the road and the tire is created by the sipes, once braking begins. This helps to reduce the braking distance required.
The ProContact TX leverages the advantage all-season tires have. It can be used securely throughout the year, regardless of the weather condition. The tread compound as well as the design ensures that driving remains secure.
This tire has a symmetric, yet ribbed tread pattern that is combined with detailed siping. The detailed siping design has been molded from a hardy compound found in all-season tires. The tread pattern raises the number of available biting edges making contact with the road.
This in turn improves the grip provided by the tire in winter, wet or dry weather. The unique tire compound used by Continental ensures that the ProContact TX remains pliable regardless of the temperature. Users can be sure that this tire can handle the biting cold or scorching hot.
Hydroplaning is something that all tires have to avoid. The ProContact TX does this thanks to its tread design which has circumferential grooves that function to evacuate slush and water from underneath the tire’s footprint.
This process ensures that the tire remains in contact with the road surface, which then improves the power and performing capability of the tire in winter and wet weather conditions.
A touring tire provided high levels of comfort when being used by simply decreasing the amount of road noise and vibrations heard. This is typically done using innovations that dampen or cancel the sound waves created while the tire is in motion.
When making the ProContact TX, Continental utilized the optimal tread compound and pattern to efficiently reduce the development of soundwaves. The tire has a central rib on its tread which pushes the waves via the footprint out of the tire’s tread. This ensures that these waves do not meet the tread’s elements.
This process ensures that tread patterns and road noise aren’t generated while the vehicle is in motion. A great part of a drive is not being able to hear tire or road noise while the vehicle is moving.
When it comes to comfort, the ProContact TX has a unique cushion compound that helps to improve comfort levels during driving. This unique cushion compound also absorbs shocks generated while the tire moves. This absorption means that road vibrations are not evident in the car’s cabin.
This joint effort between reduced vibration levels and road noise ensures that driving using the Continental ProContact TX is a quiet and comfortable experience.
OEM Wheels For Nissan Versa
15" NISSAN VERSA 12-19 15x5-1/2 Steel Original OEM Wheel (403009KZ0A)
This wheel can be found on the base 1.6L model 14 inches from 2012 to 2019. The termination of this wheel coincides with Nissan's move to larger wheels. It also exists on the 15-inch trims (S/SL trim) from 2012 to 2019. This wheel can also be found on the 16 inch SL trim from 2013 to 2019. A unit of this wheel costs under $200.
15"/16 NISSAN VERSA 12-19 15x5-1/2 Original OEM Alloy Wheel (403003BA1C)
This wheel can be found on the base 1.6L model 14 inches from 2014 to 2019. It also exists on the 15 inch trims (S/SL trim) from 2012 to 2019. This wheel can also be found on the 16 inch SL trim from 2014 to 2019. It can be bought for about $315.
14"/15/16 NISSAN VERSA 12-13 14/15/16x5-1/2 Original OEM Alloy Wheel (403003AW1A)
This wheel can be found on the base 1.6L model 14 inches from 2012 to 2013. It exists only on the 2013 SL 15 inch trim. It exists only on the 2013 SL 16 inch trim. Unfortunately, it has been discontinued and is thus unavailable for purchase.
Wheel Spare NISSAN VERSA 12-19(403003BA7A)
This wheel spare can be found on the base 1.6L model 14 inches from 2012 to 2019. The termination of this wheel spare coincides with Nissan’s move to larger wheels. It also exists on the 15 inch trims (S/SL trim) from 2012 to 2019. This wheel can also be found on the 16 inch SL trim from 2013 to 2019. It can be purchased for about $300.
Wheel Spare NISSAN VERSA 12 (40300EN17A)
This OEM wheel spare is found on the 2012 base 1.6L, S, and SL models of the Nissan Versa. It comes in 14, 15, and 16 inches. This OEM wheel spare can be purchased for just under $200.
15" NISSAN VERSA 12 15x5-1/2 Steel Original OEM Alloy Wheel (D0300EN11B)
This wheel can be found on the 2012 15 inch S and SL trims. This OEM wheel can be purchased for about $320.
15" NISSAN VERSA 12-19 15x5-1/2 Steel Original OEM Wheel (403009KC0A)
This wheel can be found on the 15 inch S/SL/SV/S Plus Trims from 2012 to 2019. The 40300-9KZ0A replaced this OEM wheel and can be purchased for under $200.
15" NISSAN VERSA 14-19 15x5-1/2 Steel Original OEM Wheel (403003WC5A)
This wheel can be found on the 15 inch S/SL/SV/S Plus Trims from 2014 to 2019. This OEM wheel can be purchased for about $380.
15" NISSAN VERSA 15-19 15x5-1/2 Original OEM Alloy Wheel (403009KK0A)
This wheel can be found on the 15 inch S/SL/SV/S Plus Trims from 2015 to 2019. This alloy wheel can be purchased for $373.
15" NISSAN VERSA 16-19 15x5-1/2 Alloy Original Black OEM Wheel (T99W1-9MD0A)
This wheel can be found on the 15 inch S/SL/SV/S Plus Trims from 2016 to 2019. This product has unfortunately been discontinued and is unavailable for direct purchase.
15" NISSAN VERSA 20-21 15x5-1/2 Steel Original OEM Wheel Assembly Disk (403005EF0E)
This wheel can be found on the 15 inch S/SL/SV/S Plus Trims from 2020 to 2021. This wheel assembly disk costs about $200.
16" NISSAN VERSA 12 16x5-1/2 Alloy Original OEM Wheel (40300ZW81A)
This OEM wheel is found only on the 2012 16 inch SL trim. The purchase price is about $325.
16" NISSAN VERSA 14-17 16x5-1/2 Alloy Original OEM Wheel (403009MB0A)
This OEM wheel can be found on the 2014 to 2017 16 inch SL trim models. A new one costs over $400.
16" NISSAN VERSA 14-17 16x5-1/2 Alloy Original OEM Wheel (999W14Z000)
This OEM wheel can be found on the 2014 to 2017 16 inch SL, Versa Note SR trim models. This OEM wheel can be purchased for about $300.
16" NISSAN VERSA 14-18 16x5-1/2 Alloy Original OEM Wheel (403003VH1A)
This OEM wheel can be found on the 2014 to 2018 16 inch SL, Versa Note SR trim models. The purchase price is about $300.
16" NISSAN VERSA 17-19 16x5-1/2 Alloy Original OEM Wheel (403009ME1A)
This OEM wheel can be found on the 2017 to 2019 16 inch SL, Versa Note SR trim models. This OEM wheel can be purchased for about $300.
16" NISSAN VERSA 21 16x5-1/2 Aluminum Original OEM Wheel (403005EE3E)
This OEM wheel can be found only on the 2021 16 inch Versa Note SR trim. The purchase price is about $280.
17" NISSAN VERSA 21 17x5-1/2 Aluminum Original OEM Wheel (403005EF3E)
This OEM wheel can be found only on the 2021 17 inch Versa Sedan SR trim. It costs about $270 to purchase
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