Steel structure of the 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door hatchback

Safety first.

Your safety is Kia’s top priority. That’s why the 2018 Rio 5-Door is reinforced with more Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS) for increased durability. Engineered with patented technologies and techniques, the Rio 5-Door is built to be lightweight, strong, and exceptionally rigid.


Safety systems in the 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door hatchback

Anticipates your needs.

The Rio 5-Door’s active safety systems work automatically to help you stay in control. Systems like the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), which helps maintain control when braking, as well as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), which help improve stability and enhance steering response. And Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) helps keep your Kia in place as you move off an incline.


Advanced airbag system in the 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door

All-around protection.

Here to safeguard your most precious cargo, the advanced airbag system features dual front, side, and side curtain airbags. Plus sensors that can detect the level of an impact and when there’s a passenger in the front seat.


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