The 2018 Kia Rio is packed full of passive and active safety systems. The body structure has 30% more Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS) for increased rigidity. Notice the increased use of AHSS (red) in the front of the vehicle near the firewall. This material will not rip or tear during a dash lift or roll. Something to keep in mind.
Heightened protection comes standard with the Rio’s advanced airbag system. It features dual front, side, and side curtain airbags, as well as sensors that can detect the level of an impact and the presence of a front-seat passenger.