NCAP 5-Star Crash Test/Rollover Ratings

2011 Forte 4 DR FWD

Front Driver
*****
Front Passenger
***
Side Driver
***
Side Passenger
*****
Side Pole
**
Rollover
****
NCAP 2011 Kia Forte front crash test photoNCAP 2011 Kia Forte side crash test photoNCAP 2011 Kia Forte side pole crash test photo

2011 Forte Koup 2 DR FWD

Front Driver
not tested
Front Passenger
not tested
Side Driver
not tested
Side Passenger
not tested
Side Pole
not tested
Rollover
not tested

2011 Forte SW FWD

Front Driver
*****
Front Passenger
***
Side Driver
***
Side Passenger
*****
Side Pole
**
Rollover
****

1 Although not included in the star rating, the rear passenger dummy'S thoracic rib deflection reading was elevated.

2 Due to the intrusion of the rear door during the side impact barrier test, the interior door panel struck the torso of the rear passenger dummy, causing high resultant lower spine acceleration of 89 g's. High resultant lower spine accelerations in excess of 82 g's have a higher likelihood of thoracic injury.

IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2011 Kia Forte 4-door sedan

2011 Kia Forte 4-door sedan Applies only to sedan models.

Moderate Overlap
G Overall
A Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Left Leg Injury
G Right Leg Injury
G Restraints
G Structure
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Small Overlap
Not tested.
Side Rating
G Overall
A Structure
Driver
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
Rear Passenger
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
A Pelvis/Legs Injury
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Rear Rating
G Overall
G Geometry
G Dynamic
TEST NOTES: Manual cloth seats AHR. Get the full IIHS report »
Rollover Rating
G Overall
TEST NOTES: Applies to models built after October 2009. Get the full IIHS report »

Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.