2019 Kia Forte  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#84 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#170 of all 2019 vehicles

The Forte, a mainstay of Kia's lineup since 2010, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. The Forte has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Forte provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2019 Kia Forte is somewhat 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 2019 Kia Forte has a score of 69, implying a 0.057% chance of driver death (5.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.049%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.4%.

We estimate that the 2019 Kia Forte has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0566% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.4632%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0566% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.4632% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Kia Forte is 21% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Kia Forte is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 Kia Forte offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

8549Toyota YarisHyundai AccentKia RioVolkswagen JettaNissan SentraHonda CivicMazda 3Subaru ImprezaToyota CorollaKia ForteHyundai ElantraChevrolet CruzeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Kia Forte with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 49 to 85. The 2019 Kia Forte is safer than the 2019 Toyota Yaris, the 2019 Hyundai Accent, the 2019 Kia Rio, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2019 Nissan Sentra, and the 2019 Honda Civic and less safe than the 2019 Toyota Corolla, the 2019 Subaru Impreza, and the 2019 Mazda 3. It is about as safe as the 2019 Hyundai Elantra.

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