Head to Head | 2021 Nissan Versa vs Kia Rio in London, Ontario | Finch NissanJun 11th, 2021
The 2021 Versa Sedan offers great value, a deceptively large interior and access to the most standard safety technology in its segment.
The Versa’s exterior features Nissan signatures such as a V-Motion Grille, headlamps and a floating roof. Through this Nissan design language, the Versa exudes a sporty, modern and bold impression.
Helping the Versa stand out in this segment are available 17” alloy wheels, as the 2021 Kia Rio hatchback offers a 15” option across all trims.
The 2021 Versa offers a deceptively large interior, with best in-class front leg room. Maximizing comfort and elevating fatigue, the Versa includes Zero Gravity Seats, inspired by NASA. A technology which is exclusive to Nissan.
As the newest entry model to the Nissan lineup in Canada, the 2021 Versa offers 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque, delivering more than the 2021 Kia Rio hatchback. However, there is no compromise on fuel economy with the Xtronic transmission is rated at 7.4L/100km city, 5.9 L/100km highway and 6.7L/100km combined. The Versa offers better fuel economy on highway than the 2021 Kia Rio hatchback.
Another area where the 2021 Versa Sedan stands out is with its available Nissan Safety Shield 360, offering the most standard safety features in the sub-compact segment. The Versa S trim offers standard Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, High Beam Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking. Features such as Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are available on the Versa SV and SR trims. Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are not available on the Kia Rio hatchback on any trim. In addition, the 2021 Versa safety features include 10 airbags, while the 2021 Kia Rio hatchback offers 6.
The all-new 2021 Versa is a game changer in the sub-compact segment. Offering class exclusive availability of safety features, no compromise on exterior and interior design and unbelievable value.