Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The Estimated Range may exclude additional costs and government charges that may apply to the vehicle. Click here to see full Terms and Conditions. Safety Feature Summary The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. The subcompact car is available with high-tech features, and competitors include the Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic and Toyota Yaris.
Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. The interior is also immaculate and is a true credit to its previous owner. The steering wheel hub moved 26mm forward, 6mm downward and 6mm sideways. Your request has been blocked. They form a cushion between the driver or passenger and the window and stay in place if the car rolls over to protect their head. Please return to the previous page to try again or contact if you feel that you have received this message in error. The curtain airbag activates instantaneously, deploying from the top of the door rails above the side window.
While quality of engineering and production go a long way to ensuring you get a good run from your car, they only go so far. We are more than confident that the new owner will love it as much as we do. With this system, city gas mileage estimates increase by 1 mpg to 30 mpg. Protection For Other Road Users Rating Rating Result Excellent Good Marginal Poor Very Poor The tested model of Kia Rio was introduced in Australia during 2011. Folding the rear seats down in the hatchback creates nearly 50 cubic feet of cargo volume.
. The paintwork on the vehicle is vibrant and pristine and we cannot find an imperfection. Kia offered two engines, a 1. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 45mm and upwards 23mm. Add to that a roomy boot space, which could be expanded in the hatch by folding the back seat. Please visit if you need help with clearing cookies in your browser. You no longer have to justify your purchase on the basis it was cheap, current Kia cars are ones you want to own.
Please take a quick U-turn back to our , clearing your cookies in the process. Things you couldn't guarantee before the new generation models arrived on the scene. Typically, these systems look for the reflectivity of other vehicles and are not as sensitive to pedestrians or roadside objects. With front bucket seats and three seat belts in back, the Rio theoretically has room for five people. Please visit for more information. Poor protection was also provided by the bonnet in most areas where an adult's head might strike.
Traction Control systems optimise grip and stability of the car on the road during acceleration by measuring wheel rotation. This rating applies to 5 door hatch, 3 door hatch and sedan variants. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. They form a cushion between the driver or passenger and the window and stay in place if the car rolls over to protect their head.
Also check the car's electrics, these can fail, and make sure all systems, air, cruise, Bluetooth, etc. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. However, the front edge of the bonnet was poor in all areas tested and scored no points. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats. All doors remained closed during the crash. You should not rely on the Estimated Range without independently assessing the vehicle. The passenger compartment held its shape well.
We get few complaints about the Rio at Carsguide, which confirms the belief that the cars are hitting the mark with owners. The vehicle drives smooth, quiet and has no issues whatsoever. There were no knee hazards. The cam-timing belt needs to be changed at 100,000 km, so make sure it has been if the car you're thinking of buying has passed that mark. Beyond the pricing the build quality was average at best, and the reliability wasn't that great either. This version targets city driving where crashes often occur at low speeds but can cause debilitating injury such as whiplash injuries.