Comparison - Kia Rio EX 2018 - vs - Nissan Sentra SR 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
18,400
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
20,500
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.90gals
13.20gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

New-car buyers seeking the comforts of a factory warranty can be limited in budget picks. The 2018 Kia Rio does many little things right for not a lot of cash.

Pros
Quieter cabin
Composed ride compared to outgoing model
Cleaner lines, especially on hatchback

Cons
Pricey for its class
Base version isn’t well-equipped
Tapped and sapped at highway speeds
Conservative style

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Kia Rio ranked #2 in Subcompact Cars. Currently the Kia Rio has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 10 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
User-friendly infotainment systems
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available
Nimble handling
Superb predicted reliability rating

Cons
Power windows and cruise control aren't standard features
No available navigation system

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Solid build,
compliant ride,
spacious front seat.

Cons
Manual transmission limited to base trim,
dearth of rear legroom,
no navigation option.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Nissan Sentra is a compact car that does what it says on the package: it’s roomy, quiet, and relatively affordable.

Pros
Standard automatic emergency braking
Decent fuel efficiency
Competitive standard features
Roomy rear seat

Cons
Turbo models aren’t as much fun as we hoped
Wandering 6-speed manual
Leisurely acceleration in most models
Top-end trims are too much

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2018, Nissan has made minor adjustments to the Sentra's feature availability. Automatic emergency braking for imminent collisions is now standard on most Sentra trim levels.

PROS
Spacious backseat and trunk for the class
Priced lower than many rivals
User-friendly control layout

CONS
Less engaging driving experience than many competitors
Seats aren't particularly suitable for taller drivers
Slow acceleration on most models

By: 
edmunds.com

An entertaining powertrain does not always result in an entertaining car. Case in point: the 2018 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo. In spite of its quite good forced-induction inline-four, this Sentra isn’t quite a competitive sport compact.

Pros
Agreeable engine,
lots of rear legroom,
comfortable ride.

Cons
Awkward seating position,
uncomfortable seats,
not as engaging as a sporty model should be.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
28.00mpg
29.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
37.00mpg
37.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
1.80L
Torque: 
119ft-lbs
at 4 850rpm
125ft-lbs
at 3 600rpm
Horsepower: 
130hp
at 6 300rpm
124hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
33.50Feet
34.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
172.60in
182.50in
Width: 
67.90in
69.30in
Height: 
57.10in
58.90in
Ground Clearance: 
5.50in
6.50in
Wheel Base: 
101.60in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
Front Hip Room: 
50.90in
Front Leg Room: 
42.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.70in
Rear Head Room: 
36.70
Rear Hip Room: 
50.10in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.70cu.ft
15.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2714.00lbs
2920.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air Conditioning
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
15 X 5.5
17 X 6.5
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
185.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R15
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
DRUM
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
LED Headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
EX Launch Edition
Electronics Package
SR Technology Package
SR Premium Package
Midnight Edition Package
Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Rear Bumper Applique (Clear)
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Package
External Ground Lighting
Premium Paint
Interior Options: 
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
EC Mirror Compass And Homelink
Carpeted Floor Mats
Midnight Edition Floor Mats W/Regular Trunk Mat
Sill Plate Protector
Sport Pedals
Carpeted Floor Mats W/Trunk Mat
Illuminated Kick Plates
Hide-A-Way Trunk Net