2016 Kia Rio  RealSafeCars61Safety Rating

#90 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#160 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2012 Kia Rio
The Rio, part of Kia's lineup since 2001, is a small sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. The Rio has offered Android Auto since 2018 and Apple CarPlay since 2020. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 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 2016 Kia Rio has a score of 61, implying a 0.066% chance of driver death (5.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Kia Rio has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0664% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.5833%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0664% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.5833% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Kia Rio is 42% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Kia Rio is 32% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8529Hyundai AccentToyota iAKia RioNissan SentraToyota YarisKia ForteDodge DartNissan Versa NoteFord FiestaKia SoulChevrolet SonicHonda FitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Kia Rio with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 29 to 85. The 2016 Kia Rio is safer than the 2016 Hyundai Accent and the 2016 Toyota iA and less safe than the 2016 Kia Forte, the 2016 Honda Fit, the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2016 Kia Soul, the 2016 Ford Fiesta, the 2016 Nissan Versa Note, and the 2016 Dodge Dart. It is about as safe as the 2016 Nissan Sentra.

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