The Intelligent Key optional on the Versa Sedan SV allows you to unlock the driver’s door, trunk and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading groceries, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Kia Rio doesn’t offer an advanced key system.
Consumer Reports rated the Versa Sedan’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the Rio’s headlights, which were rated “Good.”
To direct the driver from any location to a given street address with audible turn-by-turn directions, a GPS navigation system is standard on the Versa Sedan SL. The Versa Sedan’s navigation system also has a real-time traffic update feature that offers alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service not available in all areas.) The Rio doesn’t offer a navigation system.
With standard voice command, the Versa Sedan SL offers the driver hands free control of the radio and the navigation computer by simply speaking. The Rio doesn’t offer a voice control system.