2019 Kia Rio  RealSafeCars58Safety Rating

#98 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#189 of all 2019 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. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Rio 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 2019 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 2019 Kia Rio has a score of 58, implying a 0.071% chance of driver death (6.3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.061%, and the chance of injury falls to 5.4%.

We estimate that the 2019 Kia Rio has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0708% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 8.0812%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0708% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 8.0812% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Kia Rio is 52% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Kia Rio is 40% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 Kia Rio offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8044Nissan VersaToyota YarisHyundai AccentKia RioChevrolet SonicNissan SentraNissan Versa NoteKia ForteHyundai ElantraChevrolet CruzeFord FiestaHonda FitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Kia Rio with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 44 to 80. The 2019 Kia Rio is safer than the 2019 Nissan Versa and less safe than the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2019 Nissan Sentra, the 2019 Honda Fit, the 2019 Ford Fiesta, the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra, the 2019 Kia Forte, and the 2019 Nissan Versa Note. It is about as safe as the 2019 Hyundai Accent.

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