2013 Kia Forte  RealSafeCars49Safety Rating

#105 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#174 of all 2013 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Kia Forte
The Forte, part of Kia's lineup since 2010, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Forte packs some oomph. The Forte has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2013 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 2013 Kia Forte has a score of 49, implying a 0.082% chance of driver death (7.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Kia Forte has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0824% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 9.4139%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0824% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 9.4139% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Kia Forte is 72% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 Kia Forte is 60% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8241Kia ForteHyundai VelosterToyota CorollaMazda 3Hyundai ElantraMitsubishi LancerDodge DartChevrolet CruzeFord FocusSubaru ImprezaVolkswagen JettaHonda CivicComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Kia Forte with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 41 to 82. The 2013 Kia Forte is less safe than the 2013 Hyundai Veloster, the 2013 Toyota Corolla, the 2013 Mazda 3, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra, the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2013 Honda Civic, the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2013 Subaru Impreza, the 2013 Ford Focus, the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, and the 2013 Dodge Dart.

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