2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test


2014 Kia Forte: 15,000 Miles

March 25, 2014

2014 Kia Forte

We've had our 2014 Kia Forte in our long-term fleet for about 9 months now. We also just recently cleared 15,000 miles in the car, which means we're right on schedule for getting about 20,000 miles at the completion of our one-year test.

I also went back and checked our previous updates. Nothing has broken on the car, and it's been to the dealer just once for its initial 7,500-mile service. The in-car maintenance indicator has popped up on the car, so we will be bringing it in again soon. But overall, it's been very smooth and steady sailing for the agreeable little Forte.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 15,008 miles

Comments

  • diigii diigii Posts:

    Now compare the durability of this Kia to the Tesla, that until now we have not heard from after it stalled on the off ramp.

  • diigii, I hear the Tesla just had a cracked spark plug like the Dart ;) No real problem, everything is fine, nothing to worry about. It is now living out its years on a farm upstate.

  • gslippy gslippy Posts:

    And yet some people say they just don't 'trust' the Korean brands.

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