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Compare 2020 Kia Rio vs 2020 Nissan Versa

2020 Kia Rio
2020 Nissan Versa
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LX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio LX IVT 33 41 $15,382 $15,850
Rio S IVT 33 41 $16,002 $16,490
Rio 5-Door S IVT N/A N/A $16,295 $16,790
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S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Versa S CVT 32 40 $16,085 $16,500
Versa S Manual 27 35 $14,463 $14,830
Versa SR CVT 32 40 $17,874 $18,340
Versa SV CVT 32 40 $17,290 $17,740
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,382
$16,085
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,850
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$264 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.3
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Kia Rio is a small car with a quality feel. The 2020 Nissan Versa isn't the cheapest car anymore–look to the Chevy Spark or Mitsubishi Mirage for that–and that's a good thing.
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Fuel Economy
City
33 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 44.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.9 88.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.9 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 31
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
101.6 103.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 177
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 14.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8 8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 10.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2767 2650
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 120
Engine
Fuel System
MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
112 @ 4500 114 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 6300 122 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
33 32
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
36 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 40
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 - 0.39 4.01 - 0.55
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.77
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.75
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Nissan Versa
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.9 5.1
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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2020 Kia Rio
  • 2020 Rios are available
  • Incentive: $1,000 customer cash
  • Finance: 0.9% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: No current advertised offers
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2020 Nissan Versa
  • Redesigned 2020 Nissan Versa includes advanced safety features
  • Rebates: Up to $1,000 in incentives
  • Finance: No special offers this month, as usual
  • Lease: No special offers this month, which is common
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