2022 Kia Rio  RealSafeCars59Safety Rating

#64 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#174 of all 2022 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 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 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 2022 Kia Rio has a score of 59, implying a 0.07% chance of driver death (6.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 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 2022 Kia Rio is 50% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 Kia Rio is 38% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8352Hyundai AccentNissan VersaKia RioMitsubishi MirageVolkswagen JettaHyundai VenueNissan SentraHyundai VelosterKia SoulSubaru ImprezaNissan KicksKia ForteComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Kia Rio with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 52 to 83. The 2022 Kia Rio is less safe than the 2022 Hyundai Venue, the 2022 Kia Forte, the 2021 Nissan Kicks, the 2022 Subaru Impreza, the 2022 Kia Soul, the 2021 Hyundai Veloster, and the 2021 Nissan Sentra. It is about as safe as the 2022 Hyundai Accent, the 2022 Nissan Versa, the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage, and the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta.

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