Compare 2018 Kia Rio vs 2018 Nissan Versa

2018 Kia Rio
2018 Nissan Versa
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EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio EX Automatic 28 37 $17,627 $18,400
Rio LX Automatic 28 37 $14,558 $14,990
Rio LX Manual 29 37 $13,654 $13,900
Rio S Automatic 28 37 $15,625 $16,100
Rio 5-Door EX Automatic 28 37 $17,915 $18,700
Rio 5-Door LX Automatic 28 37 $14,849 $15,290
Rio 5-Door LX Manual 29 37 $13,949 $14,200
Rio 5-Door S Automatic 28 37 $15,916 $16,400
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2018.5 S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Versa Note 2018.5 S CVT 31 39 $15,211 $15,600
Versa Note 2018.5 SR CVT 31 39 $17,640 $18,100
Versa Note 2018.5 SV CVT 31 39 $16,085 $16,500
Versa Note S CVT 31 39 $15,211 $15,600
Versa Note SR CVT 31 39 $17,640 $18,100
Versa Note SV CVT 31 39 $16,085 $16,500
Versa Sedan 2018.5 S Manual 27 36 $12,013 $12,310
Versa Sedan 2018.5 S Plus CVT 31 39 $14,094 $14,450
Versa Sedan 2018.5 SV CVT 31 39 $15,541 $15,940
Versa Sedan S Manual 27 36 $11,819 $12,110
Versa Sedan S Plus CVT 31 39 $13,900 $14,250
Versa Sedan SV CVT 31 39 $15,444 $15,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,627
$15,211
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,400
$15,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$260 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.4
3.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
New-car buyers seeking the comforts of a factory warranty can be limited in budget picks. The 2018 Kia Rio does many little things right for not a lot of cash. The Nissan Versa is affordable transportation that has an appealing price—especially for students. It’s not quick but it is spacious, especially in hatchback form.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.9 48.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 48.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 51.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.9 94.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 51.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.6 102.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 163.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 60.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 38.3
Brakes
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)
11 10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 10.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 34.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P185/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P185/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2714 2460
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6300 109 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
119 @ 4850 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 31
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.73 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 4.01 - 0.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.75
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback 2018.5
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Nissan Versa Note
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 5.2
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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