The Nissan Versa has been the best-selling subcompact car in the country for years, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. After all, the Versa offers more high-tech content for 2019, including an optional NissanConnect infotainment system. More of last year’s available equipment is standard for the 2019 Versa as well.
Yet that doesn’t mean the Nissan is a better choice for all customers. Consider the 2019 Kia Rio. While the Rio sedan and five-door hatchback carry over unchanged this year, they were brand new for 2018. That’s when the Rio gained the kind of technologies that the Versa is only getting now. As for the cars’ specific benefits, we’ll tally those up in the pages that follow. Just remember that we follow Nissan’s lead when it comes to sales numbers, so we count the Versa sedan and Versa Note five-door hatchback as part of the same lineup.