2021 Kia Rio  RealSafeCars59Safety Rating

#60 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#145 of all 2021 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 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The Rio has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Kia Rio has a score of 59, implying a 0.07% chance of driver death (6.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Kia Rio has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0698% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.9701%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0698% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.9701% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Kia Rio is 50% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Kia Rio is 38% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8647Hyundai AccentNissan VersaKia RioMitsubishi MirageVolkswagen JettaHyundai VenueToyota CorollaNissan SentraHyundai VelosterNissan KicksKia ForteHyundai KonaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Kia Rio with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 47 to 86. The 2021 Kia Rio is safer than the 2021 Hyundai Accent and less safe than the 2021 Hyundai Venue, the 2021 Hyundai Kona, the 2021 Kia Forte, the 2021 Nissan Kicks, the 2021 Hyundai Veloster, the 2021 Nissan Sentra, and the 2021 Toyota Corolla. It is about as safe as the 2021 Nissan Versa, the 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage, and the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta.

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