2010 Kia Forte  RealSafeCars47Safety Rating

#90 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#159 of all 2010 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Kia Forte
The Forte, a mainstay of Kia's lineup since 2010, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Kia Forte has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2010 Kia Forte is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Kia Forte has a score of 47, implying a 0.085% chance of driver death (7.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Kia Forte has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0854% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 9.7505%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0854% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 9.7505% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Kia Forte is 78% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Kia Forte is 66% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9020Chevrolet CobaltFord FocusKia ForteHonda CivicHyundai ElantraJeep PatriotJeep CompassMazda 3Mitsubishi LancerToyota CorollaPontiac VibeNissan SentraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Kia Forte with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 20 to 90. The 2010 Kia Forte is safer than the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt and the 2010 Ford Focus and less safe than the 2010 Honda Civic, the 2010 Hyundai Elantra, the 2010 Jeep Patriot, the 2010 Nissan Sentra, the 2010 Pontiac Vibe, the 2010 Toyota Corolla, the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2010 Mazda 3, and the 2010 Jeep Compass.

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