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2017 Kia Rio vs. 2017 Nissan Sentra Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Sentra than the Kia Rio, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Rio will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Sentra.

Convenience
The Nissan Sentra requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Kia Rio, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Kia Rio is clearly a better financial choice over the Nissan Sentra. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Rio and the Nissan Sentra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the Nissan Sentra, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Kia Rio, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Sentra.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Kia Rio and the Nissan Sentra do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Kia Rio has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Sentra, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Rio is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Sentra.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Rio and the Nissan Sentra. The Kia Rio has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Sentra, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Rio than that of the Nissan Sentra.

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2017 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $14,165 - $17,755

2017 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*: $16,990 - $24,990
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City MPG: 27 26 - 29
Highway MPG: 36 32 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $13,902 - $16,962 $16,562 - $23,736

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.