A Nice Little Touch - 2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte: A Nice Little Touch

August 1, 2013

2014 Kia Forte

I was killing time at a stoplight on a recent hot summer afternoon, when my eyes landed on the passenger side door panel of our long-term 2014 Kia Forte. And I was struck by those subtle arching lines the designers put there. Everyone probably knows by now that the Forte was completely redesigned for 2014 and that Kia was trying to up the ante with this version of the compact sedan, especially when it came to interior materials and styling.

Our model review of the Forte calls the styling sharp, and I agree. And I love that they carried that feeling not just into the parts of the interior that you look at a lot (like the dash), but to the door panels, too. Thumbs up.

Bryn MacKinnon, Senior Editor


  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    Note to automotive interior designers out there - these subtle little touches make a much bigger, more positive impression than all the gaudy plood in the world.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    Those arches are indeed aesthetically pleasing, yet I don't really care. The padded armrest is much more important. That's the additional touch you should be talking about. People aren't going to rest the hardest part of their arm on the subtle arching now are they?

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