2023 Kia Forte  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#51 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#136 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Kia Forte
The Forte, part of Kia's lineup since 2010, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Kia Forte has a score of 69, implying a 0.056% chance of driver death (5% 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 4.3%.

We estimate that the 2023 Kia Forte has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0565% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.4514%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0565% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.4514% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Kia Forte is 21% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Kia Forte is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 Kia Forte offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. An active safety system that is standard on the 2023 Kia Forte is Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA). Optional safety features on the 2023 Kia Forte which we recommend include Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8453Nissan VersaKia RioHyundai VenueKia SeltosVolkswagen JettaKia ForteToyota CorollaNissan SentraSubaru ImprezaKia SoulHyundai ElantraNissan KicksComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Kia Forte with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 84. The 2023 Kia Forte is safer than the 2023 Nissan Versa, the 2023 Kia Rio, the 2023 Hyundai Venue, and the 2023 Kia Seltos and less safe than the 2023 Subaru Impreza, the 2022 Nissan Sentra, and the 2022 Toyota Corolla. It is about as safe as the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2023 Nissan Kicks, and the 2023 Hyundai Elantra.

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