Safety Features by Model

EX $17,395

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Electronic stability control w/traction control
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • 5-MPH bumpers
  • Side impact door beams
  • Dual front advanced airbags -inc: passenger switch
  • Front seat side mounted airbags
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • 3-point rear seat belts
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • Internal emergency trunk release
  • Rear child safety door locks

SX $18,895

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Electronic stability control w/traction control
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • 5-MPH bumpers
  • Side impact door beams
  • Dual front advanced airbags -inc: passenger switch
  • Front seat side mounted airbags
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • 3-point rear seat belts
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • Internal emergency trunk release
  • Rear child safety door locks

LX $5,253 - $6,756

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Electronic stability control w/traction control
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • 5-MPH bumpers
  • Side impact door beams
  • Dual front advanced airbags -inc: passenger switch
  • Front seat side mounted airbags
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • 3-point rear seat belts
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • Internal emergency trunk release
  • Rear child safety door locks

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2010 Kia Forte EX 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2010 Kia Forte EX 4-door

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Rollover Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2010 Kia Forte SX 4-door

Overall

IIHS Crash Test Videos

  • 2010 Kia Forte moderate overlap test

Warranty

Basic Warranty

60 months / 60,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

120 months / 100,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

60 months / 100,000 miles

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles

Basic Warranty Terms

12 months/12,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

10 years/100,000 miles

Dealer Certification Required

164-point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

$50

Return/Exchange Policy

N/A

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Rental allowance

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Air Bags Jun 1, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 1, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V363000
Summary:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.
Consequence:
If the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.
Remedy:
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is planned to begin on July 27, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC165.
Power Train Feb 5, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 5, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V070000
Summary:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2011 Forte vehicles manufactured August 27, 2010, to November 11, 2010. The affected vehicles have a transmission fluid cooler hose that may have been improperly manufactured, resulting in a transmission fluid leak.
Consequence:
If enough transmission fluid leaks out, the transmission may not function properly and the vehicle may stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission cooler hose, free of charge. The recall began March 30, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC129.