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Compare 2014 Kia Rio vs 2014 Nissan Versa

2014 Kia Rio
2014 Nissan Versa
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 27 37 $16,041 $16,800
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 27 37 $14,508 $15,000
Rio 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 27 37 $17,088 $17,900
Rio 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 27 37 $13,646 $13,900
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic EX 27 37 $16,241 $17,000
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic LX 27 37 $14,598 $15,090
Rio 5-Door HB Automatic SX 27 37 $17,278 $18,090
Rio 5-Door HB Manual LX 27 37 $13,741 $14,000
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.6 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Versa 4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.6 S 26 35 $12,674 $12,990
Versa 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S Plus 31 40 $13,452 $13,790
Versa 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 31 40 $16,465 $16,890
Versa 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 31 40 $14,861 $15,240
Versa 4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S 27 36 $11,703 $11,990
Versa Note 5-Door HB CVT 1.6 S Plus 31 40 $14,861 $15,240
Versa Note 5-Door HB CVT 1.6 SV 31 40 $15,590 $15,990
Versa Note 5-Door HB Manual 1.6 S 27 36 $13,646 $13,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,041
$12,674
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,800
$12,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$280 / month
$217 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Kia Rio holds its own in a tough class of smart, efficient subcompacts -- and pulls ahead of the pack if value and style are top priorities. As one of the lowest-priced new cars, the 2014 Nissan Versa and Versa Note are best matched up against a slightly upmarket late-model used car; while it's not sporty, it is roomy, with good packaging and lots of available technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.4 90.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 51.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.8 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 48.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 37
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
171.9 175.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 59.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 102.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 14.9
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.4 10.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P185/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P185/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2480 2421
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 5.5
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 Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 470
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 4850 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 109 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 35
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 2.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 4.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 2.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.73 1.56
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 0.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Nissan Versa
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 (Est) 6.0 (Est)
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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