2018 Kia Niro  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#45 of 2018 SUVs

#91 of all 2018 vehicles

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

The 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Kia Niro is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Kia Niro is 18% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Kia Niro offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8565Honda CivicMazda CX-3Volkswagen BeetleSubaru CrosstrekKia NiroMINI CountrymanHyundai KonaToyota Prius PrimeToyota PriusVolkswagen GolfFord C-MaxToyota C-HRComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Kia Niro with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 65 to 85. The 2018 Kia Niro is safer than the 2018 Honda Civic, the 2018 Mazda CX-3, and the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle and less safe than the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime, the 2018 Hyundai Kona, and the 2018 MINI Countryman. It is about as safe as the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2018 Toyota C-HR, and the 2018 Ford C-Max.

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