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Kia Rio

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
****
29
Front: 11
Side: 14
Seatbelt reminder: 1
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
***
34
PEDESTRIAN
**
13


 
Adult occupant protection
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Marginal, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Adequate, Left foot: Adequate
Frontal impact driver
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Adequate
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Adequate, Abdomen: Adequate, Pelvis: Good
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax-Römer Baby-Safe Plus Universal, rearward facing
3 year old ChildBritax-Römer Duo Plus ISOFIX, forward facing
Pedestrian protection

Pedestrian protection

Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
ISOfix front
ISOfix rear
Car details
Body type5 door hatchback
Year of publication2005
Kerb weight1154kg
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all Rios

Comments
Front impact
In the frontal impact, rearward movement of the subframe caused a rupture of the driver's side footwell. Structures in the knee-impact area represented potential hazards to the driver and passenger's knee and femur protection.

Child occupant
The passenger airbag could be deactivated to allow rear-facing childseats to be used in the front passenger seat. However, information regarding the status of the airbag was not sufficiently clear to meet Euro NCAP's requirements. The label warning against the use of a rearward-facing child restraint in the passenger's seat was inadequate. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not sufficiently well indicated.

Pedestrian
The protection offered to an adult pedestrian's head scored no points.

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