2023 Kia Rio  RealSafeCars59Safety Rating

#56 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#144 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2012 Kia Rio
The Rio, a mainstay 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. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Kia Rio has a score of 59, implying a 0.07% chance of driver death (6.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 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 2023 Kia Rio is 50% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Kia Rio is 38% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

The 2023 Kia Rio comes equipped with several safety features that help to ensure the safety of its passengers. These features include a suite of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane-keeping assist. The car also features a reinforced body structure and a comprehensive airbag system, including front, side, and curtain airbags. Additionally, the Rio has a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines to assist with parking and reversing, and a tire pressure monitoring system that alerts the driver if a tire's pressure is low. Overall, these safety features work together to provide a safer driving experience for the passengers of the 2023 Kia Rio.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8551Hyundai AccentNissan VersaKia RioMitsubishi MirageVolkswagen JettaHyundai VenueToyota CorollaNissan SentraKia SoulHyundai ElantraNissan KicksKia ForteComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Kia Rio with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 51 to 85. The 2023 Kia Rio is less safe than the 2022 Hyundai Venue, the 2023 Kia Forte, the 2022 Nissan Kicks, the 2022 Hyundai Elantra, the 2023 Kia Soul, the 2022 Nissan Sentra, and the 2022 Toyota Corolla. It is about as safe as the 2022 Hyundai Accent, the 2023 Nissan Versa, the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage, and the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta.

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