2017 Kia Niro  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#44 of 2017 SUVs

#98 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Kia Niro
The Niro, introduced by Kia in 2017, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Niro provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 Kia Niro is below average 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 2017 Kia Niro has a score of 76, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.041%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.7%.

We estimate that the 2017 Kia Niro has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0478% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4561%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0478% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4561% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Kia Niro is 0% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Kia Niro is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Kia Niro offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8555Toyota Prius cToyota Prius vHonda CivicMazda CX-3Toyota Prius PrimeFord C-MaxToyota PriusVolkswagen GolfKia NiroVolkswagen BeetleSubaru ImprezaToyota CorollaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Kia Niro with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 85. The 2017 Kia Niro is safer than the 2016 Toyota Prius c, the 2017 Toyota Prius v, the 2017 Honda Civic, the 2017 Mazda CX-3, the 2017 Toyota Corolla, the 2017 Subaru Impreza, and the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle and less safe than the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime.

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