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2016 Kia Rio vs. 2016 Nissan Versa Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Versa 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 Versa.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Rio as you will with the Nissan Versa, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). The Kia Rio will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Nissan Versa, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Versa have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Rio is a little wider than the Nissan Versa, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Kia Rio takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Versa.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Rio transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Versa.

Handling
The Kia Rio has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Versa, 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 Versa.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Rio and the Nissan Versa. The Kia Rio has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Versa, 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 Versa.

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2016 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $14,165 - $20,755

2016 Nissan
Versa

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MSRP*: $11,990 - $17,140
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% As low as 5.28%
City MPG: 27 27 - 31
Highway MPG: 37 - 38 36 - 40
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*: $13,901 - $19,667 $11,703 - $16,707

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