Compare 2021 Kia Rio vs 2021 Nissan Versa

2021 Kia Rio
2021 Nissan Versa
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LX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio LX IVT 33 41 $15,576 $16,050
Rio S IVT 33 41 $16,197 $16,690
Rio 5-Door S IVT N/A N/A $16,489 $16,990
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S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Versa S CVT 32 40 $16,232 $16,650
Versa S Manual 27 35 $14,608 $14,980
Versa SR CVT 32 40 $17,923 $18,390
Versa SV CVT 32 40 $17,339 $17,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,576
$16,232
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,050
$16,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.3
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Kia Rio feels bigger than its subcompact size, but skips some big-boy features. The 2021 Nissan Versa doesn’t claim the cheapest-car title anymore—and it doesn’t look, feel, or drive like it anymore, either.
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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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
101.6 103.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 177
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 14.7
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2767 2599
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
112 @ 4500 114 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 6300 122 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
36 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
33 32
Transmission
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
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.07
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Nissan Versa
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.9 5.0
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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2021 Kia Rio
  • 2021 Kia Rios available
  • Lease: From $249 per month
  • Cash: $750 customer cash
  • Finance: From 0.0% APR
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2021 Nissan Versa
  • 2021 Versa includes advanced safety features
  • Lease: No special offers this month, which is common
  • Rebates: No special offers, which is unusual
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months
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