2020 Nissan Versa vs 2020 Kia Rio

It can feel intimidating to find the right sedan. Will this car have the space I need? What about convenient features? With our 2020 Nissan Versa vs 2020 Kia Rio review, we will explore some of the differences between these two subcompact sedans. From price to cargo space to luxury, we hope that this will make shopping for your first or next car feel easy.

2020 Nissan Versa


2020 Kia Rio

$14,730* Starting MSRP $15,850
Standard Proximity Key Not Available
Available Heated Front Seats Not Available
Standard Lane Departure Warning Not Available
14.7 Cubic Feet Trunk Volume 13.7 Cubic Feet


Advantages of the 2020 Nissan Versa Subcompact Sedan

Both being quite similar in size and performance, both the 2020 Nissan Versa and 2020 Kia Rio are popular choices. However, as they are different models, one must reign supreme over the other. Which option stands out?

Overall, the 2020 Nissan Versa is very impressive. When comparing it to the 2020 Kia Rio, it’s clear that the Rio holds multiple downfalls. First, the starting MSRP for the Versa is $14,730*, which is more than a thousand dollars cheaper than the Rio. The smaller price doesn’t mean less quality, though, as the Versa proves to be more modern and luxurious. For instance, the Versa includes the Nissan Intelligent Key and Lane Departure Warning standard, while the Rio doesn’t give drivers an option to include these amenities. Available heated front seats will help keep Versa drivers toasty in the winter while Rio drivers may find themselves to feel colder during these frigid months. Last but not least, the trunk volume in the 2020 Nissan Versa is much larger than that of the Rio, allowing for more things to be packed away.

Think the 2020 Nissan Versa may meet your standards? Contact us at Sheehy Nissan of Manassas to learn more about this fun-sized car. Interested to explore its modern and comfortable interior? Visit us and we will be glad to show you our current Versa inventory.

*Price is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes tax, title, license, options and destination charge. Dealer sets actual price.

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Woman by the trunk of a red 2020 Nissan Versa with luggage and groceries inside
Front driver angle of a red 2020 Nissan Versa sedan
Rear seats folded in the 2020 Nissan Versa with large cargo items sticking out of the trunk