Safety Features by Model

LX $15,200 - $16,200

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (BAS)
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control system (TCS)
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • 5-MPH bumpers
  • Side impact door beams
  • Dual front advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • 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 for all positions
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • Internal emergency trunk release
  • Rear child safety door locks

EX $18,100

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (BAS)
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control system (TCS)
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • 5-MPH bumpers
  • Side impact door beams
  • Dual front advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • 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 for all positions
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • Internal emergency trunk release
  • Rear child safety door locks

SX $19,600

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (BAS)
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control system (TCS)
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • 5-MPH bumpers
  • Side impact door beams
  • Dual front advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • 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 for all positions
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • 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

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.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic Dec 1, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 1, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V773000
Summary:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2014 Forte and Forte Koup vehicles. The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released. This will allow the brake lights to remain illuminated continuously. It can also allow the shift lever to be moved without depressing the brake pedal, or activate the engine management brake pedal override feature.
Consequence:
If the brake light switch plunger does not retract as it should when the brake pedal is not being pressed, the brake lights may stay illuminated preventing accurate communication to following vehicles that the vehicle is slowing or stopping. Additionally, if the brake switch plunger is not retracted, then the transmission can be shifted out of PARK without depressing the brake pedal. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 30, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC158.