A sporty sedan like the Kia Forte is a great choice for everything from your daily commute to a family road trip. Wherever you're headed, you can be sure that it'll keep you safe. It's even been named a TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) every year since 2017.

So, how does this stylish car keep you safe? To show drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton all the ways it can protect you, Maguire Kia examines the Kia Forte safety ratings. 

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Kia Forte Safe & Secure Interior

The Kia Forte was built to be prepared if an accident occurs. Its frame features a reinforced body cage, side-impact door beams, and front and rear crumple zones. This allows it to absorb the force from a collision and direct it away from the cabin.

The interior is also protected by six airbags. The driver and front passenger are covered by Dual Front Advanced Airbags and Dual Front Seat Mounted Side Airbags, while a pair of Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags covers both rows of seats.

To make sure everyone is strapped in properly, there are Front Seat-Belt Pretensioners and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children in the back seats.

Kia Drive Wise

While the Kia Forte is prepared to keep you safe in the event of an accident, it also offers lots of driver assistance features to help prevent accidents. For example, when you're backing up, the dashboard monitor will switch from your infotainment screen to a live look at what the Rear-Camera Display sees.

While the camera system can help you back into place or out of a parking spot, the Kia Drive Wise system offers lots of features to look out your vehicle while you're on the road. Some of the features that come standard include:

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist-Line
  • Driver Attention Warning

There are also available features that can let you know when it's safe to change lanes or adjust your speed for you like a Blind Spot Collision Warning and Smart Cruise Control.

Safety Systems

While its airbag system, solid frame, and driver assistance features will give you peace of mind, the Kia Forte also features a drivetrain that will provide you with a safe and stable drive. Both a Traction Control System and Electronic Stability Control come standard.

Whether you're driving on slippery roads in the winter or running errands on a warm summer day, you'll be able to slow down and stop safely with the standard Antilock Braking System (ABS) and Brake Assist System.

Plus, if you're climbing up steep hills or mountain trails, you can count on Hill Start Assist Control to help you get to the top by preventing roll back.

Test Drive the Kia Forte

To learn more about the Kia Forte safety ratings, contact Maguire Kia and take it for a test drive. It's a dependable option for commuters and families in Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton who are looking for a sedan that's as safe as it is stylish.

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