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2018 Kia Rio

Minicar
Crashworthiness

    Headlights
    P

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    Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
    Driver Passenger
    2018
    Crash avoidance rating
    P
    2017
    M
    G
    A
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Not available
    M
    2016
    M
    G
    A
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Not available
    M
    2015
    M
    G
    A
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Not available
    2014
    M
    G
    A
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Not available
    2013
    M
    G
    A
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Not available
    2012
    M
    G
    A
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    2011
    A
    P
    A
    A
    Crash avoidance rating
    2010
    A
    P
    A
    A
    Crash avoidance rating
    2009
    A
    P
    A
    P
    Crash avoidance rating
    2008
    A
    P
    A
    P
    Crash avoidance rating
    2007
    A
    P
    A
    P
    Crash avoidance rating
    2006
    A
    P
    A
    P
    Crash avoidance rating
    Trim level(s)
    • LX trim
    • S trim
    • EX trim
    Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
    High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
    Overall rating
    P
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • LX trim
    • S trim
    • EX trim
    Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
    High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    High-beam assist? No
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2018 models
    P
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Amount glare
    exceeded threshold
    Straightaway right edge 73.8 m None
    Straightaway left edge 37.1 m None
    250m radius right curve, right edge 46.5 m None
    250m radius left curve, left edge 39.3 m None
    150m radius right curve, right edge 38.1 m None
    150m radius left curve, left edge 34.3 m None
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 153.8 m
    Straightaway left edge .0 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 53.7 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 52.9 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 39.6 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 39.8 m

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