2019 Kia Rio vs 2019 Nissan Versa

Silver 2019 Kia Rio and Silver 2019 Nissan Versa

The perfect sedan for every lifestyle can be found on the Serra Kia Trussville lot in Trussville, AL. The 2019 Kia Rio is an athletic and affordable sedan that is fit for tackling everyday commutes and weekend trips. The bold design lines on the Rio create an aerodynamic silhouette, while the iconic tiger-nose grille leaves a lasting impression.

Drivers can customize the exterior of their Rio with the help of six different paint color options – Clear White, Silky Silver, Phantom Gray, Deep Sea Blue, Currant Red, and Aurora Black. But what makes the Rio stand out from the competition? Keep reading this 2019 Kia Rio vs 2019 Nissan Versa comparison to find out.

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2019 Kia Rio vs 2019 Nissan Versa
1.6-liter I4 engine Base Engine 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine
130 horsepower | 119 pound-feet of torque Power Ratings 109 horsepower | 107 pound-feet of torque
28 city/37 highway mpg EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy 27 city/36 highway mpg
Available Forward Collision Warning Not Available

What are the main differences between the 2019 Kia Rio and 2019 Nissan Versa?

The 2019 Kia Rio provides drivers with their smoothest and quietest ride yet with the help of the Advanced High-Strength Steel build and insulating materials used. The Tricot and Woven cloth seat trim used throughout the cabin will keep passengers comfortable throughout every ride, no matter which seat they occupy. The available sliding center armrest will give drivers an extra boost of support behind the wheel to help them stay comfortable on even the longest drives.

Advanced infotainment and safety features are included throughout the 2019 Rio. The available 7-inch touchscreen display shows the vehicle’s rear camera while the available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ allow you to easily stream all of your favorite tunes through your vehicle’s speakers. Safety features like Forward Collision Warning and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist work to keep you and your Rio safe if a potential hazard is detected. These safety features cannot be found in the competing 2019 Nissan Versa.

Not only does the Rio blow away the safety and technology of the Nissan Versa, but its performance also ranks higher. The Rio features a 1.6-liter I4 engine under its hood that generates 130 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque. This powerhouse engine helps the Rio earn an EPA-estimated 28 city/37 highway mpg fuel economy. The competing 2019 Nissan Versa offers an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 city/36 highway mpg with its 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine. The Versa generates just 109 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque.


Interior view of 2019 Kia Rio
Silver 2019 Kia Rio
Infotainment screen in 2019 Kia Rio
Open trunk of 2019 Kia Rio