2010 Kia Rio  RealSafeCars36Safety Rating

#96 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#166 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2012 Kia Rio
The Rio, part of Kia's lineup since 2001, is a mini sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2018 and Apple CarPlay since 2020. The Kia Rio provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Kia Rio is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Kia Rio has a score of 36, implying a 0.1% chance of driver death (9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Kia Rio has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.1002% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 11.4378%, meaning the average driver has a 0.1002% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 11.4378% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Kia Rio is 109% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Kia Rio is 95% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8220Chevrolet AveoKia RioHyundai AccentKia ForteNissan VersaKia SoulSuzuki SX4smart fortwoNissan CubeToyota YarisComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Kia Rio with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 20 to 82. The 2010 Kia Rio is safer than the 2010 Chevrolet Aveo and less safe than the 2010 Hyundai Accent, the 2010 Kia Forte, the 2010 Nissan Versa, the 2010 Toyota Yaris, the 2010 Nissan Cube, the 2010 smart fortwo, the 2010 Suzuki SX4, and the 2010 Kia Soul.

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