2009 Kia Rio

minicar / 4-door sedan

2009 Kia Rio 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2006-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Hyundai Accent GLS 4-door

The Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio were redesigned for the 2006 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail and window frame during rebound.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal (shown with carpeting removed).

Side

Rating applies to 2006-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Hyundai Accent GLS 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio were redesigned for the 2006 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2006-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Hyundai Accent GLS 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,558 lbs
Peak force 9,526 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.72

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-09 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry