Safety Features by Model

FE $16,353 - $19,360

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Vehicle Stability Management ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) Lane Departure Warning
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

EX $18,388 - $21,397

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Vehicle Stability Management ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) Blind Spot Sensor
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

LXS $18,399 - $21,248

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Vehicle Stability Management ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) Lane Departure Warning
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

S $18,492 - $21,533

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Vehicle Stability Management ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) Lane Departure Warning
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2019 Kia Forte EX 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Frontal Ratings Small Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2019 Kia Forte S 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Kinematics
Structure
Femur Pelvis
Foot Tibia

Frontal Ratings Small Overlap Passenger

Tested vehicle: 2019 Kia Forte EX 4-door

Overall
Structure
Driver Head Neck
Driver Chest
Driver FemurPelvis
Driver Foot Tibia
Driver Kinematics
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Chest
Passenger Femur Pelvis
Passenger Foot Tibia
Passenger Kinematics

Front Crash Prevention Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2019 Kia Forte S 4-door

Overall

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2019 Kia Forte FE 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

Headlight Ratings

Overall

Rollover Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2019 Kia Forte S 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

Exterior Lighting > Headlights Oct 30, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 30, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V771000
Summary:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2019 Kia Forte vehicles equipped with LED headlights. The headlights may not have been manufactured with the correct low beam aiming. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence:
If the headlights are not properly aimed, the driver may have reduced visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the headlight aiming and replace the headlights, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 30, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC171.