2019 Kia Rio vs 2019 Nissan Versa Sedan

Silver 2019 Kia Rio, VS icon, and silver 2019 Nissan Versa Sedan

Are you shopping around for subcompact car, but are not sure which model to buy? Here at Kia Marin, we encourage you to check out the 2019 Kia Rio, with its youthful styling, fun-to-drive nature, high fuel economy, advanced safety features, generous warranty coverage, and excellent value. In this 2019 Kia Rio vs 2019 Nissan Versa Sedan comparison, we show how the new Rio favorably stacks up against the subcompact car competition.

On the performance front, the 2019 Rio comes equipped with the Gamma 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine, which generates 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque. The 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine in the 2019 Versa Sedan manages only 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque. While all Rio models come standard with an automatic transmission, you have to pay extra to get an automatic for the Versa Sedan. Also, the Rio is more efficient, with an estimated fuel economy of 32 combined mpg, compared to 30 combined mpg for the Versa Sedan.

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2019 Kia Rio VS 2019 Nissan Versa Sedan
130-hp/119 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 109-hp/107 lb-ft
32 combined mpg Fuel Economy 30 combined mpg
Available Autonomous Emergency Braking System No
5-years/60,000-miles Basic Warranty; 10-years/100,000-miles Powertrain Warranty Warranty Coverage 3-years/36,000-miles Basic Warranty; 5-years/60,000-miles Powertrain Warranty

Advantages of the 2019 Kia Rio over the 2019 Nissan Versa Sedan

With its wide array of safety features, you can have the utmost peace of mind for safety when driving the 2019 Rio. Along with its high-strength body and advanced airbag system, the Rio offers the available Autonomous Emergency Braking System, which automatically applies the brakes if an imminent collision is detected. The 2019 Versa Sedan doesn’t offer a similar feature.

For even greater reassurance, the 2019 Rio offers very generous warranty coverage. It has the backing of a 5-years/60,000-miles basic warranty and a 10-years/100,000-miles powertrain warranty. The 2019 Versa Sedan has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.

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Front view of blue 2019 Kia Rio
Cargo area of blue 2019 Kia Rio
Dashboard and white front seats in 2019 Kia Rio
Infotainment system touchscreen in 2019 Kia Rio