How does a 2017 Kia Rio compare to its competition in Safety Near Braselton, GA?


 
  • Son's Automotive Group Journal
  • Dec 15th 2017 - 164 days ago
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Compared To Chevrolet Cruze 2017



For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Kia Rio are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Chevrolet Cruze doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the Rio and the Cruze have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available daytime running lights and rearview cameras.




Compared To Nissan Versa Note 2016



The Kia Rio SX has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Versa Note doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

Both the Rio and the Versa Note have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available rearview cameras.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Kia Rio is safer than the Nissan Versa Note:

 

Rio

Versa Note

OVERALL STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

318

333

Neck Injury Risk

31%

47%

Neck Compression

75 lbs.

140 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

572/327 lbs.

807/1020 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

2 Stars

Chest Compression

.4 inches

.6 inches

Neck Injury Risk

46%

68%

Neck Stress

139 lbs.

248 lbs.

Neck Compression

99 lbs.

141 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

560/81 lbs.

428/846 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Kia Rio is safer than the Nissan Versa Note:

 

Rio

Versa Note

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

14 inches

17 inches

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Volkswagen Golf 2017



Both the Rio and the Golf have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Kia Rio is safer than the Volkswagen Golf:

 

Rio

Golf

 

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

318

454

Neck Injury Risk

31%

33%

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Kia Rio is safer than the Volkswagen Golf:

 

Rio

Golf

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

45 G’s

45 G’s

Hip Force

650 lbs.

834 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Honda Civic 2017



Both the Rio and the Civic have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Kia Rio is safer than the Honda Civic:

 

Rio

Civic

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

324

404

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

650 lbs.

727 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Toyota Corolla iM 2017



Both the Rio and the Corolla iM have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available daytime running lights and rearview cameras.




Compared To Nissan Versa Sedan 2017



The Kia Rio SX has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Versa Sedan doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

Both the Rio and the Versa Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available rearview cameras.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Kia Rio is safer than the Nissan Versa Sedan:

 

Rio

Versa Sedan

 

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Neck Stress

410 lbs.

418 lbs.

Neck Compression

75 lbs.

75 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

572/327 lbs.

751/789 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

427

561

Chest Compression

.4 inches

.6 inches

Neck Injury Risk

46%

62%

Neck Stress

139 lbs.

239 lbs.

Neck Compression

99 lbs.

162 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

560/81 lbs.

524/501 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Kia Rio is safer than the Nissan Versa Sedan:

 

Rio

Versa Sedan

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Front Seat

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Movement

1.3 inches

1.5 inches

Hip Force

429 lbs.

556 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

324

686

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

14 inches

17 inches

Hip Force

650 lbs.

785 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Toyota Corolla 2017



Both the Rio and the Corolla have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Kia Rio is safer than the Toyota Corolla:

 

Rio

Corolla

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Compression

.4 inches

.5 inches

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Kia Rio is safer than the Toyota Corolla:

 

Rio

Corolla

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

650 lbs.

868 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Hyundai Accent 2016



The Kia Rio SX has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Accent doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

The Rio (except LX) offers an optional backup monitor to help drivers see any and all obstacles behind their vehicle. The Accent doesn’t offer any parking assist system.

Both the Rio and the Accent have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Kia Rio is safer than the Hyundai Accent:

 

Rio

Accent

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Compression

.4 inches

.4 inches

Neck Injury Risk

46%

56%

Neck Stress

139 lbs.

300 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Kia Rio is safer than the Hyundai Accent:

 

Rio

Accent

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

324

812

Spine Acceleration

85 G’s

91 G’s

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

45 G’s

47 G’s

Hip Force

650 lbs.

747 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.