15. Kia Rio
The Kia brand has been off the grid for some time now in terms of safety issues. Rio is dubbed as the most affordable car in America. To be on the list of deadliest cars is probably going to be of concern to many owners. For years, the Rio has provided drivers with an exceptional value, combining an affordable price with a long list of standard features. But if you’re concerned about safety, the Rio might not be the first choice for you. The car has a good deal of interior room for its size, and the exterior styling is more than handsome. But in a recent study, the Rio is also one of the most accident-prone vehicles on the road.
When it comes to fatalities, the Rio has 5.9 cars get into an accident per billion miles. That’s not good considering that Rio is one of the smallest vehicles on the road. Rio has a four-star crash test rating from the NHTSA, which isn’t horrible, but it’s not great either. The main point of concern for Rio seems to be side-impact crashes for the rear passengers. If you own a Rio it’s probably better to take precautions when you are driving. And if you’re looking for a first car, the Rio is probably best left avoided.