2019 Nissan Sentra vs 2019 Kia Rio

Red 2019 Nissan Sentra and blue 2019 Kia Rio side by side

To the untrained eye, a sedan is just a sedan. While most manufacturers in the world today offer affordable sedan models for drivers, it can sometimes be the little things that set them apart from one another. To help drivers find the right models to fit their driving style, we wanted to take a look at the differences between the 2019 Nissan Sentra vs the 2019 Kia Rio.

Even though sedans aren’t often known for their interior space, the new Sentra makes each trip a bit more convenient for passengers. In fact, passengers are able to stretch out and relax a bit more in the Sentra thanks to its 96 cu.ft of total passenger space. The Sentra also has more room for all kinds of gear, cargo and belongings thanks to its ample 15.1 cu.ft of cargo space.

2019 Nissan Sentra


2019 Kia Rio

188 Max Horsepower 130
96 cu.ft Total Passenger Space 90 cu.ft
15.1 cu.ft Max Cargo Space 13.7 cu.ft
5 Seats 5

Specs of the 2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO

While the 2019 Nissan Sentra is impressive on its own, the popular sedan takes a big step forward in terms of performance and power with the upgraded Sentra NISMO model. Along with the SR Turbo trim, the new Sentra NISMO comes equipped with a 1.6-liter direct injection gasoline turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that can generate 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The new NISMO also offers 18” X 7.0” NISMO 10-spoke machined aluminum-alloy wheels, NISMO-tuned suspension and steering, a NISMO aerodynamic body kit, NISMO sport front seats with additional bolsters and a NISMO Tachometer.

If you would like to learn even more about the differences between the 2019 Nissan Sentra vs the 2019 Kia Rio, be sure to contact us today at Glendale Nissan for more information about the two models. Drivers interested in the new Sentra can get behind the wheel of the sedan by visiting our dealership in Glendale Heights, IL.