Kia Rio vs Nissan Versa

Kia Rio in red and silver

Trying to decide between the Kia Rio vs. Nissan Versa for your next ride? To help you choose the one that offers you the efficient, connected, and spacious driving experience you want while cruising around Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville, our team here at The Kia Store gives you a detailed look at both models below.

A More Personalized Driving Experience

The Rio is cruising around

With the Kia Rio, you will get plenty of technology standards. That includes its 8-inch touchscreen that comes with the connectivity of wirelessly Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. This lets you easily pair your smartphone to the center display so you can access your custom playlists, pull up directions, and keep in contact with friends as you drive.

The Nissan Versa has a more basic multimedia system. It features a smaller touchscreen display and only offers Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as an available option on higher trim levels. It also doesn’t offer the convenience of wireless smartphone integration, so you’ll still have to plug your device in if you want to access its various apps while driving the Versa.

MPG of the Kia Rio vs Nissan Versa

You’ll also want to make sure your next ride offers an efficient commute as you drive around the city and beyond. With the Nissan Versa you will get pretty decent fuel economy as it gets an EPA-estimated 32 city/40 highway MPG.

The Kia Rio is able to get slightly better gas mileage. With it, you will enjoy an EPA-estimated 33 city/41 highway MPG.1 While that may not seem like a big difference, that extra mileage really adds up as you continue to drive your car and can help you save in the long run on gas!

Rio vs Versa: Interior SpaceInside the Kia Rio

While both are more compact, commuter models, that doesn’t mean their interiors have to be limited with space too. Both offer a good amount of room up front, which lets you get comfortable behind the steering wheel for both quick rides to the store and longer trips with friends.

Speaking of your friends, there is a good amount of space for them in the second row of the Rio so they won’t mind whenever it is your turn to drive. Inside the Kia Rio, there is 37.4 inches of headroom and 33.5 inches of legroom in the back row.

The Versa may feel a little more crammed for your passengers in the rear seats. That is because its second row doesn’t have nearly as much room as the rear seats in the Rio offer. In the back of the Nissan Versa, there is 36.3 inches of headroom and just 31 inches of legroom.

Picking Between the Kia Rio vs Nissan Versa

With its efficient performance, standard technology, and accommodating interior, the Kia Rio may be the perfect commuter for your daily driving around Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville. To really get a sense of this Kia vehicle and to know if it is right for you, come get behind the wheel of the Rio here at The Kia Store.

Contact us now to schedule your test drive!

1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

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