2016 Kia Forte  RealSafeCars65Safety Rating

#83 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#153 of all 2016 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. The Kia Forte has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Strong on technology, it 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 2016 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 2016 Kia Forte has a score of 65, implying a 0.062% chance of driver death (5.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Kia Forte has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.062% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.0794%, meaning the average driver has a 0.062% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.0794% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Kia Forte is 33% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Kia Forte is 23% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8455Kia RioNissan SentraHyundai VelosterKia ForteMitsubishi LancerHyundai ElantraVolkswagen GolfDodge DartFord FocusMazda 3Volkswagen JettaToyota CorollaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Kia Forte with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 84. The 2016 Kia Forte is safer than the 2016 Kia Rio and the 2016 Nissan Sentra and less safe than the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2016 Mazda 3, the 2016 Ford Focus, the 2016 Dodge Dart, and the 2016 Volkswagen Golf. It is about as safe as the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra, and the 2016 Toyota Corolla.

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