2023 Kia Rio vs. 2024 Nissan Versa Review

Picture of the 2023 Kia Rio

2023 Kia

MSRP*: $16,750 to $17,390
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2024 Nissan

MSRP*: $16,390 to $20,400
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MPG - City 32 MPG 27 - 32 MPG
MPG - Hwy 41 MPG 35 - 40 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
  • 120-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 122-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable, Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 120 hp 122 hp
Exterior Length 172.6 in 177.0 in
Exterior Width 67.9 in 68.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 31.0 in
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 39.5 in
Rear 36.3 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Rio than the Nissan Versa. The Nissan Versa will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Rio.

The Kia Rio will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Versa, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Rio will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Versa.

The Kia Rio is about the same width as the Nissan Versa. The Kia Rio is slightly shorter than the Nissan Versa, which may make it easier to park.

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

In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Kia Rio and the Nissan Versa.

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

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Rio and the Nissan Versa.