2018 Kia Rio vs. 2018 Nissan Versa

blue kia rio compared to silver nissan versa

The Kia Rio is one of the most affordable yet reliable vehicles in the Kia lineup. Drivers looking for a safe, compact, inexpensive car ought to be thrilled with the Rio. Not only is it the most affordable Kia, it is also one of the automaker's most efficient vehicles. We will dive into specifics below. First, we should ask ourselves how the Rio stacks up next to its competitors.

We here at Garden Grove Kia are constantly asking that question about every vehicle in our inventory. Research is a big part of our job, as is customer service. So, we have done some research on the 2018 Nissan Versa in an effort to better serve you. Both cars are comparable in size, price, and specs, so we thought it would make for a good matchup. Keep reading to learn more about each model.

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2018 Kia Rio base Vs. 2018 Nissan Versa base
$13,900 Starting MSRP $12,110
130 horsepower, 1.6-liter I4/32 Engine specs/combined MPG 109 horsepower, 1.6-liter I4/30
One screen Front LCD screen None, not available
Standard Satellite radio Not available

2018 Kia Rio technology features

The Rio is slightly more expensive than the Versa, but that's for good reason. With a stronger engine, the Rio is able to produce a better fuel economy (37 on the highway, 29 in the city). It also comes with more standard and available technological features on the inside. The base touchscreen monitor is five inches but it can be upgraded to a seven-inch screen on the EX trim. Other available features include Siri Eyes Free, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 12V power outlet, and remote keyless entry. Despite its low prices, the 2018 Kia Rio comes loaded with modern technologies.

Those interested in learning more about the Kia Rio should contact Garden Grove Kia. Our friendly service staff can go over all pricing details and discuss financing and leasing options. Schedule a test drive online to get a head start! We hope to see you soon.


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