2018 Kia Rio vs. 2018 Nissan Versa

2018 Kia Rio vs. 2018 Nissan Versa

The 2018 Kia Rio has arrived with a nice new design that features improvements like expanded passenger room and a bold exterior with a more confident and powerful line from front to back. One of the Rio's chief competitors in the subcompact class, the 2018 Nissan Versa, is significantly less powerful and lack's the Rio's curb appeal, plus it comes with a higher starting price besides.

The 2018 Kia Rio can be yours for around $11,000 on the lot at Friendly Kia with our available VIP Price, which is a nice savings compared to the competition's price that hovers around $15,000. The 2018 Rio also comes with 130 HP in all of its trims, while the 2018 Versa has a mere 109 HP in all its trims. Driving a subcompact doesn't mean you have to settle for substandard.

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2018 Kia Rio


2018 Nissan Versa

$10,995 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price  Starts at $15,210 (The Competition)
 All-new, redesigned Model Status Carryover from 2017
130 Horsepower 109
6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic  Transmission Options 5-speed manual, D-step Xtronic
Yes Available Apple CarPlay? No
Yes Available Autonomous Emergency Braking?  No
33.5 Turning Circle (feet) 34.8
10 years or 100,000 miles Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain 5 years or 60,000 miles

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The 2018 Kia Rio has advantages inside the vehicle and under the hood, as well, with an available 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, while the 2018 Versa has a less-responsive 5-speed manual option and a D-step Xtronic transmission option for a less-responsive driving experience. And the 2018 Rio also comes with available features like Apple CarPlay for syncing up with compatible phones, as well as Autonomous Emergency Braking, while the 2018 Versa comes with neither.

Look for the improved, driver-friendly Kia Rio at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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