2017 Kia Rio  RealSafeCars62Safety Rating

#87 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#162 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2012 Kia Rio
The Rio, a mainstay of Kia's lineup since 2001, is a small sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2018 and Apple CarPlay since 2020. 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 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 2017 Kia Rio has a score of 62, implying a 0.065% chance of driver death (5.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Kia Rio has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.065% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.424%, meaning the average driver has a 0.065% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.424% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Kia Rio is 39% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Kia Rio is 29% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8625Hyundai AccentNissan VersaToyota Yaris iAKia RioNissan SentraChevrolet SonicNissan Versa NoteFord FocusKia SoulKia ForteFord FiestaHonda FitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Kia Rio with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 25 to 86. The 2017 Kia Rio is safer than the 2017 Hyundai Accent, the 2017 Nissan Versa, and the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA and less safe than the 2017 Honda Fit, the 2017 Ford Fiesta, the 2017 Kia Forte, the 2017 Kia Soul, the 2017 Ford Focus, and the 2017 Nissan Versa Note. It is about as safe as the 2017 Nissan Sentra and the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic.

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