2022 Kia Niro  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#83 of 2022 SUVs

#150 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Kia Niro
The Niro, which Kia introduced 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. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 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 2022 Kia Niro has a score of 75, 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 0.042%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.7%.

We estimate that the 2022 Kia Niro has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0483% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5191%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0483% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5191% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Kia Niro is 4% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Kia Niro is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 Kia Niro offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features on the 2022 Kia Niro can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2022 Kia Niro: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA). There are optional safety features on the 2022 Kia Niro which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9256Kia SeltosHyundai KonaNissan KicksHonda HR-VHyundai ElantraHonda CivicToyota C-HRHonda InsightToyota Prius PrimeC. TrailblazerToyota PriusKia NiroComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Kia Niro with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 92. The 2022 Kia Niro is safer than the 2022 Kia Seltos, the 2022 Hyundai Kona, the 2022 Nissan Kicks, the 2022 Honda HR-V, and the 2022 Hyundai Elantra and less safe than the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer, the 2022 Toyota Prius Prime, the 2022 Honda Insight, and the 2022 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2022 Honda Civic.

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