KBB Names Nissan Versa Note to “10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2017” List

It’s hard to believe, but summer is drawing to a close, and it’s time to send our children back to school. If you have a teen driver in high school or a college-aged commuter, you can rest easy shipping them off to class in the Nissan Versa Note, which was just named to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com’s “10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2017” list.

This is not the first time that the Versa Note has earned this honor. In fact, the 2017 list marks the third consecutive year that Nissan’s compact hatchback has earned this distinction. To earn a spot on KBB.com’s list, a vehicle must be below $20,000, must bestylish, and—above all else—must be safe.

10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2017 - 2017 Nissan Versa Note“Versa Note, as the KBB.com editors write, is a car that parents and students can agree on,” remarked Scott Shirley, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations, Nissan North America, Inc. “Versa Note continues to offer a great combination of available safety and security features, combined with the sporty style and roomy, versatile interior that is perfect for the demands of life on campus and off.”

The 2017 Nissan Versa Note boasts a new front end and a more luxurious interior. It’s also available in a new color: Deep Blue Pearl. Check out the back-to-school Versa Note at Nissan of Clinton today.

Essential Back-to-School Driving Safety Tips

Though it may be hard to believe, summer is almost over, which means it’s time for another school year to begin. Even if you don’t have a child in school, you’ll be sharing the road with parents and bus drivers who are responsible for getting children to and from school safely. Here are some essential back-to-school driving tips to ensure that happens, courtesy of Nissan of Clinton.

  • Be alert. We tend to be our sleepiest first thing in the morning, when millions of American students are commuting to school. Make sure you’ve given yourself enough time (or coffee) to wake up before getting behind the wheel.
  • Slow down. Drive the speed limit always, but especially during school commute times and especially in residential areas and in school zones, where children will be more likely to be walking along the streets.
  • Watch out for bicycles. Many children ride their bikes to school. Keep alert for bicycles, which can be more difficult to see without keen eyes.back-to-school driving safety tips
  • Reverse with care. Always check your rearview mirror and backup camera before reversing, but still take the care to physically look behind you. When backing up, especially into a residential street, do so slowly.
  • Follow all school bus laws. Abide by all school bus laws, stopping when indicated. Never pass a stopped school bus and exercise extreme caution when driving near them.