2019 Kia Forte Safety Ratings

August 23rd, 2019 by

2019 Kia Forte

If you’re looking for a reliable Kia Model to ensure a secure commute around St. James and Springfield, then you owe it to yourself to check out the 2019 Kia Forte Safety ratings. The Forte has received exceptional ratings from sources like the NHTSA and the IIHS, and it is backed by some of the most advanced safety and driver-assist features on the market. Learn more about the Kia Forte safety features and ratings at Kingdom Kia.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The Forte was assessed in the NHTSA’s crash test ratings it received the following outstanding scores:

  • Overall Rating: 4 Stars
  • Frontal Crash: 4 Stars
  • Side Crash: 5 Stars
  • Rollover: 4 Stars

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

In addition to the marks received above, the Forte was also chosen as an IIHS Top Safety Pick and was also lauded for its modern crash protection. It received the following crash test safety ratings from the IIHS:


  • Small overlap front:
    • Driver Side: Good
    • Passengers Side: Acceptable
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Good
  • Roof strength: Good
  • Head restraints and seats: Good

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

  • Front crash prevention: Superior (with optional equipment)
  • Headlights: Good (with certain trims/options)

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH) Ease Of Use: Acceptable

White Kia Forte

Kia Forte Safety Features

To go along with the outstanding Kia Forte safety ratings that have come in from some of the industry’s most reputable safety organizations, this popular Kia model comes with a variety of safety and driver-assist features that have your back whether you’re around town or far from home. These are just some of the Kia Forte safety systems you can expect behind the wheel:

  • Dual Front Advanced Airbags
  • Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags
  • 3-Point Seat Belts For All Seating Positions
  • Front Seat-Belt Pretensioners
  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) w/ 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Side-Impact Door Beams
  • Front and Rear Crumple Zones
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
  • Rear Child-Safety Door Locks
  • Impact-Absorbing Steering Column
  • Internal emergency trunk release

Test Drive the 2019 Kia Forte at Kingdom Kia!

After learning more about the 2019 Kia Forte safety ratings, check out other Kia safety ratings for vehicles like the 2019 Kia Soul. Browse our inventory of new Kia Forte models for sale to find what suits you best. Contact us today to get the car buying process started or to schedule a test drive near Jefferson City! We’d also love to help you learn more about the Kia Telluride price when you want to take your search in another direction.

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