8d85521e-4f0b-4379-8c68-c477e5fbdf60Kia’s Popular Compact Sedan Receives NHTSA’s Highest Rating

  • Award-winning Forte sedan receives reinforced structural enhancements for 2015
  • Long list of standard safety features make the Forte safe and secure for all occupants

IRVINE, Calif., September 8, 2014 – Kia Motors America’s (KMA) second-generation Forte compact sedan has earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 5-Star overall safety rating1.  With its long list of standard safety features and extensive use of high-strength steel, the Forte sedan rated 5 stars in the side-impact test and 4 stars in the frontal and rollover tests.  Starting at $15,8902, the Forte offers sport-sedan styling with class-up amenities and appointments at a tremendous value.

“NHTSA’s recent 5-Star rating of the 2015 Forte reinforces Kia’s commitment to safety.  The Forte combines striking design, outstanding quality and the exceptional value our brand is known for with the security of knowing the vehicle you own has performed well in NHTSA’s rigorous crash tests,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, KMA. “We are extremely proud of the engineering that went into the second-generation Forte, and NHTSA’s testing has validated that effort with this 5-Star rating.”

Enhancements to the 2015 Forte sedan’s structure include strengthened A-pillars and lower side sills, which helped the popular compact sedan earn the coveted 5-Star overall safety rating.

About the 2015 Forte
Available in LX and EX trims, the 2015 Forte offers fun-to-drive performance, cutting edge technology, several premium amenities and a choice of an efficient 1.8-liter engine (LX) or a more powerful 2.0-liter engine (EX). With an aggressive stance and broad shoulders, the Forte’s modern aesthetic was influenced by European sport sedan styling and penned at Kia’s U.S. design studio in Irvine, California. The Forte represents the heart of KMA’s small-car line-up, slotted between the Rio subcompact sedan and the best-selling Optima midsize sedan, the Forte easily accommodates five passengers and their belongings in the spacious and striking cabin.

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