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Kia Forte Crash Safety Rating Overview

Refer to the chart below to compare NHTSA overall crash safety ratings for tested model years of the Forte below. 

Model YearForte ModelNHTSA Overall Rating
2018Forte 4 DR FWD5 star
2019Forte 4 DR FWD4 star
2020Forte 4 DR FWD4 star
2021Forte 4 DR FWD4 star
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2021 Kia Forte 4 DR FWD Safety Rating

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

Overall Rating4/5
Front Crash Rating4/5
Side Crash Rating5/5
Rollover Rating4/5
Forward Collision WarningOptional
Lane Departure WarningStandard
Electronic Stability ControlStandard

2020 Kia Forte 4 DR FWD Safety Rating

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

Overall Rating4/5
Front Crash Rating4/5
Side Crash Rating5/5
Rollover Rating4/5
Forward Collision WarningStandard
Lane Departure WarningNo
Electronic Stability ControlStandard

2019 Kia Forte 4 DR FWD Safety Rating

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

Overall Rating4/5
Front Crash Rating4/5
Side Crash Rating5/5
Rollover Rating4/5
Forward Collision WarningNo
Lane Departure WarningNo
Electronic Stability ControlStandard

2018 Kia Forte 4 DR FWD Safety Rating

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

Overall Rating5/5
Front Crash Rating4/5
Side Crash Rating5/5
Rollover Rating4/5
Forward Collision WarningOptional
Lane Departure WarningOptional
Electronic Stability ControlStandard

What does a Kia 5-star safety rating mean?

For the NHTSA crash safety tests, a 5-star scale is used to evaluate a vehicle’s performance. 

The more stars in a particular category, the better the Kia model performed and the safer it is. 

The IIHS vehicle safety program awards Top Safety picks with a rating criteria of Good to Poor. 

You can learn more about crash safety ratings here: Guide to Vehicle Crash Test Safety Ratings

More Free Resources to Find the Right Kia For You

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