2020 Nissan Versa vs 2020 Kia Rio

Shopping for an affordable and high-quality first car? Looking to upgrade your current vehicle and don’t require a large model? If you are on a budget and are looking for a car that will help you reach your destination safely, you should consider a compact sedan. Of course, you shouldn’t settle for any compact sedan. Below, we will detail two competing compact vehicles with our 2020 Nissan Versa vs 2020 Kia Rio comparison.

2020 Nissan Versa


2020 Kia Rio

$14,730* Starting MSRP $15,850
14.7 Cu. Ft. Trunk Space 13.7 Cu. Ft.
Standard Lane Departure Warning Not Available
Standard Remote Keyless Entry Available


Advantages of the 2020 Nissan Versa Compact Sedan

When it comes to the benefits provided to drivers, the 2020 Nissan Versa compact sedan offers many advantages over the 2020 Kia Rio. Most shoppers looking for a compact sedan are those who want a premium experience for an affordable price. If you are on a budget, you will save more than a grand simply by choosing the Versa over the Rio.

Now, there is a saying of “you get what you pay for”. In other words, assets that are cheaper hold the stereotype that they are of lower quality. When it comes to the Versa, that statement simply isn’t true. In fact, the 2020 Nissan Versa ofers far more value to drivers than the Kia Rio. Why is this, you may wonder? The Versa provides more value in the form of a larger trunk and more luxurious features. If you are packing for a trip, the trunk of the Versa is 1 cubic foot larger than the Rio. While this doesn’t seem like a big difference, it will feel easier to load cargo into the Versa. Regarding luxurious features, both the Lane Departure Warning and proximity key with keyless entry are included with every 2020 Nissan Versa model. Meanwhile, the Rio does not offer the Lane Departure Warning safety feature at all. Also, if you select the Rio and want the convenience of a proximity key, you will be required to pay even more cash.

While the 2020 Nissan Versa does offer more advantages over the 2020 Kia Rio, it’s tough to detail them all on one page. For more information about the 2020 Nissan Versa, contact us at Sheehy Nissan of Glen Burnie. We will share why drivers love the Versa and show you what you can expect with each available trim level.

*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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Front passenger angle of a red 2020 Nissan Versa
Steering wheel inside the 2020 Nissan Versa
Rear driver angle of a red 2020 Nissan Versa sedan driving down a road