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2. 2017 Kia Forte (Small Cars)

Starting at $16,600, the 2017 Kia Forte is one affordable small car in the market. But don’t think that the Forte is lacking in bells and whistles that can be found in higher-priced competition. For 2017, Kia delivers a truly competent car, and this has been rated as one of the safest on the road. For 2017, IIHS has rated the Forte as a Top Safety Pick +, and as the organization has already noted, it comes with the optional front crash prevention and specific headlights, which applies to models that are built after March 2017. Although this is a small car, the 2017 Kia Forte is a small car loaded with top safety features. Some of the top safety features included in the Forte for the 2017 edition are Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags, Full-length Side Curtain Air Bags, 3-Point Seat Belts, Front Seat Belts for all Seating Positions, Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Side Impact Door Beams to name just a few.