2019 Kia Forte is an IIHS Top Safety Pick

July 25th, 2019 by

Kia Forte

Serving Gainesville, Toccoa,
, and Canton, GA

2019 Kia Forte is an IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS for short, is one of the premier organizations that determines safety ratings for automobiles. They are an independent, not-for-profit organization with the highest of reputations. This is why their “Top Safety Pick,” award is such a big deal. Several crash tests are done to determine a score for each vehicle in multiple categories. To win the “Top Safety Pick,” title, a car must rate highly in every category for their vehicle class. Kia’s 2019 Forte was awarded this prestigious award further bolstering its reputation as a safe and reliable vehicle.

Why The 2019 Kia Forte is a Safe Vehicle

The 2019 Kia Forte is a compact, 4-door sedan. It scored a “Good,” rating with the IIHS in side crashes, front driver’s side crashes, front passenger’s side crashes, and moderate overlap front crashes. It also ranked “Good,” for head restraints, seats and roof integrity. The Forte earned a “Superior,” rating for its standard and optional Front Crash Prevention systems.

Kia has loaded down the Forte with some excellent safety features. Six standard airbags offer a level of protection throughout the interior. Sensors monitor the seriousness of each impact. They can also detect whether or not you have a front passenger in the car. This helps to manage the airbag inflation. The LATCH system is standard to help you to secure child seats in the rear. The seat belts are height-adjustable for a custom fit.

Hill Start Assist Control keeps this sedan from rolling backward when you accelerate from an incline. Standard ABS brakes are less likely to lock up on you. They also help to prevent skidding. An Emergency Brake Assist activates the brakes or helps regulate braking force in extreme circumstances. Lane Keeping Assist and a Lane Departure Warning help you to maintain your place, safely within your lane.

Final Thoughts

The 2019 version of the Kia Forte has a lot to offer. Safety is one of the most important factors to consider when looking for a new vehicle. The Forte has what it takes to keep you and your loved ones protected. If you would like to get some more information on the Kia Forte’s safety features, please feel free to contact us here at Jim Shorkey Gainesville Kia. Or, if you are in our area, please stop by and visit us. We are always happy to assist you.

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