At the end of the day, and the start of any drive, safety is one of the highest priorities. That’s why Kia engineers invest so much time and energy on safety features like active and passive systems that provide enhanced control and protection for a variety of conditions, and house it all in a reinforced chassis.
We can all use a little help now and then, and the 2019 Forte is engineered to provide exactly that. Active safety systems automatically engage for enhanced control in harsh road conditions and certain emergency situations, to help deliver a safer drive.
Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) helps keep your Forte in place as you move off incline to mitigate rollback.
Antilock Braking System (ABS) is designed to help reduce skidding in certain circumstances, while the Brake Assist System (BAS) senses emergency braking situations and increases braking pressure when needed.
Traction Control System (TCS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) help you reduce wheel spin and better stay on course with added control.
The 2019 Forte’s passive safety systems deliver extra protection for your most precious cargo thanks to advances in airbag, seat belt, and child-safety technologies.
The front seats come with height-adjustable seat-belt anchors for a more customized fit, as well as pretensioners that tighten the seat belts in certain collisions. Every seat has three-point seat belts for over-the-lap and shoulder straps.
The advanced airbag system in the Forte cabin offers six airbags and sensors that monitor the severity of certain impacts, as well as the presence of a front passenger, to help manage airbag inflation.
The Forte comes standard with the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system to helps install a child seat and keep it secure, as well as child-safety rear door locks to help keep even the most curious kids safe and secure.