2016 Nissan Versa vs. 2016 Kia Rio

For many years, the dossier on compact sedans was pretty specific. They got great fuel economy, and this was the ostensible benefit that made drivers ignore how boring and uncomfortable they were. In real-life terms, the low sticker price was justified by what you got in return. But then, something strange happened: automakers decided to approach the segment with more than a casual shrug. The put work into making the cars approachable and memorable, and the proof can be seen here, in the form of the 2016 Nissan Versa and 2016 Kia Rio. But which is better?

From the outset, we can see that the Versa takes this showdown -- and driver satisfaction -- seriously. Despite its lower sticker price, the 2016 Nissan Versa trumps the competing Kia Rio in fuel economy, despite the fact that the two models roll out similar powertrains. Then, once you enter the interior cabin, you can’t help but notice that the Versa is simply more spacious, both in what is offered to passengers and what is available to store in terms of cargo. For a buyer looking to score an efficient, spacious model at a terrific price, there’s truly only one option here. Test drive the 2016 Nissan Versa sedan today.

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2016 Nissan Versa Vs. 2016 Kia Rio
$11,990 Starting MSRP $14,165
1.6L inline 4-cylinder Engine 1.6L inline 4-cylinder
31/40 mpg Fuel Economy (City/Hwy) 28/37 mpg
90 cu.ft. / 14.9 cu.ft. Passenger/Cargo Volume 88 cu.ft. / 13.7 cu.ft.

Find your 2016 Nissan Versa sedan at Nissan of Sacramento!

The 2016 Nissan Versa might be unassuming at first glance, but that’s why it’s so rewarding to give it a closer look. Under the hood, the Versa presents buyers with a 1.6L inline four-cylinder engine that is available to be paired with the popular Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). This results in a ride quality that is exceptionally composed, a its lauded fuel efficiency -- an EPA-estimated 40 highway mpg -- is nothing to sneeze at either. For drivers looking to pair effortless fuel economy with legendary durability, it’s little surprise that they come back to the Versa year after year.

Once inside the 2016 Nissan Versa, up to five adults can comfortably ride in a cabin that puts clear emphasis on comfort and spaciousness. They are then greeted with first-rate tech features, such as standard Bluetooth Hands-Free phone connectivity and a USB connection port. Buyers can then up the ante with the updated NissanConnect Mobile Apps companion, which makes streaming music or accessing navigation easier than ever before. The 2016 Nissan Versa is now available at Nissan of Sacramento, located a short drive from cities such as Elk Grove and Carmichael. To learn more or to schedule a test drive, visit our dealership today!

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