Compare 2013 Kia Rio vs 2013 Nissan Versa

2013 Kia Rio
2013 Nissan Versa
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 29 37 $13,340 $13,600
5-Door HB Manual LX 29 37 $13,530 $13,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 28 36 $14,200 $14,700
5-Door HB Automatic LX 28 36 $14,400 $14,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 28 36 $15,730 $16,500
5-Door HB Automatic EX 28 36 $15,930 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 28 36 $16,870 $17,700
5-Door HB Automatic SX 28 36 $17,070 $17,900
5-Door HB Manual SX 29 37 $17,070 $17,900
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4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S 27 36 $11,577 $11,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.6 S 26 35 $12,539 $12,990
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S Plus 31 40 $13,308 $13,790
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 31 40 $14,702 $15,240
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 31 40 $16,288 $16,890
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,340
$11,577
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,600
$11,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$227 / month
$200 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Kia Rio is no longer an also-ran--it's a tough contender in a class filled with efficient, good-looking, smartly priced subcompacts. The 2013 Nissan Versa is at its best up against used cars: If you can overlook some cheap-feeling details, it's a reasonably comfortable, well-equipped new car, for used-car money.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.100 37.000
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 39.800
Second Hip Room (in)
51.200 46.200
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.100 51.700
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.600 36.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.100 51.900
Front Leg Room (in)
43.800 41.800
Front Hip Room (in)
52.100 48.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.400 90.200
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.000
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.700 66.700
Track Width, Front (in)
59.900 58.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.500 6.800
Length, Overall (in)
171.900 176.000
Height, Overall (in)
57.300 60.400
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.000 58.500
Wheelbase (in)
101.200 102.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.700 13.100
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.100 x 0.900 10.020 x 0.870
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.300 x 0.400 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.000 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.400 10.800
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.800 2.960
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.500 16.800
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.500 34.800
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2403 2345
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 6.700
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 4850 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 109 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.830 4.070
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.030 1.030
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.770 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.760 3.730
Clutch Size (in)
8.200 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.280 1.390
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.890 0.820
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.700 3.550
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.040 2.050
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Nissan Versa
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.870
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.790 0.910
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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