2010 Kia Forte Sedan Receives IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Kia Forte sedan received a 2010 “Top Safety Pick” award (for the small car category) by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The Institute evaluates vehicles based on multiple measurements specific to each crash angles and overall impact on the crash test dummies positioned in the vehicle during the controlled collision. The current standards requires vehicles to be fitted with Electronic Stability Program in standard.

Kia's Forte managed to earn the best ratings available in frontal, side, rear and rollover impact crash safety tests. The vehicle offers a wide array of standard safety features, including the following active systems: an all-round disc braking system with antilock brake system (ABS), brake assist (BAS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (ESC), a traction control system (TCS) and a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The passive safety features list consists of two-stage airbags, front seat & curtain airbags and active headrests.

"The Kia brand is growing rapidly in the U.S. thanks to new vehicles such as the Forte that embody our core philosophies of quality, value, style and safety," said Michael Sprague, vice president, marketing of Kia Motors America. "Forte offers buyers a youthful and dynamically styled vehicle with an impressive array of standard safety features, and being honored as an IIHS 'Top Safety Pick' award winner furthers its position as a top contender in its segment and a vehicle that offers consumers the entire package."

The Forte sedan is the third Kia vehicle to receive such a distinction, joining the Sedona minivan (2006) and the Soul urban cruiser (2010).
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