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2012 Kia Rio

2012 Nissan Versa

  2012 Kia Rio EX 2012 Nissan Versa 4-door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$13,400
$10,990
Invoice $13,145 $10,616
MPG
City/Highway
28/37 24/38
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The yardsticks have moved--but the 2012 Kia Rio has kicked itself into contention in a class filled with very good economy cars. Read Full Review The 2012 Nissan Versa is a reasonably comfortable, well-equipped new car for used-car money—but if you're a stickler for the details it can feel as cheap as it is. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Euro-inspired looks
  • High-rent cabin
  • Smooth drivetrain
  • Luxury features for under $20k
  • Great gas mileage

Dislikes:

  • Less interior room than Accent, Fit
  • Back seat is tight for adults
  • Not truly quick, like Sonic
  • Steering wanders a bit

Likes:

  • Used-car price
  • Comfortable ride
  • Relatively quiet interior

Dislikes:

  • Appliance-like driving experience
  • Rear seatbacks don't fold on some Sedans
  • Sluggish CVT response
  • Cheap and chintzy interior looks the price
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