2019 Kia Rio vs 2020 Nissan Versa

2019 Kia Rio vs 2020 Nissan Versa

Compact cars received a big boom in the automotive market during the economic turmoil of the late 2000s. Since then, they’ve carved out their own place within the car world as an attractive option for those caring most about fuel economy and price over seating and cargo space. However, which compact car is the best buy for drivers looking for a reliable and affordable ride?

That brings us to the 2019 Kia Rio sedan, a mainstay of compact cars, and its comparison of today. For a competitor, we’ve chosen the Nissan Versa, redesigned for its 2020 model year. While both are some of the most affordable cars on the market, it’s still important to get your money’s worth. Therefore, we’ll compare both of these compact sedans in terms of specs and features. It’s the 2019 Kia Rio vs the 2020 Nissan Versa!

2019 Kia Rio


2020 Nissan Versa

1.6L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 1.6L Inline 4
130 hp / 119 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 122 hp / 114 lb-ft
6-Speed Shiftable Automatic Standard Transmission 5-Speed Manual
5 yr. / 60,000 mi. Standard Warranty 3 yr. / 36,000 mi.

2019 Kia Rio Kenosha, WI

The 2019 Kia Rio has more power, a far better warranty, and a standard transmission that’s a better fit for the vast majority of the driving public. Additionally, the 2019 Kia Rio compact sedan still has plenty of features to assist with performance, entertainment, and safety, including:

  • 7” Touchscreen with Rear Camera Display
  • Motor-Driven Power Steering
  • LED Headlights and LED Positioning Lights
  • Auto Light Control
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • UVO eServices
  • 6-Speaker Sound System with Front Tweeters
  • Tricot & Woven Cloth Seat Trim
  • Trunk Net
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • And More!

The 2019 Kia Rio is out now and available wherever Kia models are sold. To learn more or test drive the 2019 Kia Rio, please browse through our online inventory and contact us here at the Palmen Kia dealership. The Palmen Kia staff can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our dealership located in Kenosha, Wisconsin.