2017 Kia Rio5 vs 2017 Nissan Versa Note

When it comes to subcompact sedans, there is a pretty hefty amount to choose from. You might not think that the subcompact car market is all that big, but you would be surprised. With a host of a subcompact sedans to choose from, and then even more subcompact hatchbacks to choose from, choosing can get a little difficult. But we’re here to help your decision a bit easier if the two vehicles you’re deciding between are the 2017 Kia Rio5 vs 2017 Nissan Versa Note.

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2017 Kia Rio5 Vs 2017 Nissan Versa
138 HP Horsepower 109 HP
123 lb-ft. Torque 107 lb-ft.
31 mpg Combined Fuel Efficiency 35 mpg
49.8 cu. ft. Max Cargo Capacity 38.3 cu. ft.

Advantages of the 2017 Kia Rio5

The subcompact hatchback market has always been a fairly hot one. While the Kia Rio5 and Nissan Versa Note might not be able to throw down with some of the popular hot hatches of today, they still make excellent small car choices for those drivers without a penchant for high performance. We threw together the table above to give you a better idea of how these two subcompact hatchback sedans measure up to one another, and it’s clear that each has its own advantages.

For instance, the first row shows that the Kia Rio5 offers an extra 29 horsepower more than the Versa Note. And the second row adds to that with 16 pound-feet of torque. So, while neither vehicle is a hot hatch, the Rio5 will certainly deliver a more exciting experience behind the wheel. However, the Versa Note does have a response to that, as in the third row you can see the Nissan hatchback gets 4 extra miles to the gallon.

But the last row brings one more specification back in the Kia model’s favor, as the Rio5 offers more than 10 extra cubic feet of space for you to fill with whatever you need to bring along by dropping the back seats down flat. If these advantages in power and space are enough for you, be sure to schedule a test drive here at Hometown Kia. But if you still have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call or keep browsing around our website for more information.

2017 Kia Rio5 Exterior Profile
2017 Kia Rio5 Exterior Rear Angle
2017 Kia Rio5 Interior Cabin Dashboard
2017 Kia Rio5 Interior Cabin Front Seat

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