2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test


2014 Kia Forte: A Winning Choice for A Small Sedan

March 24, 2014

2014 Kia Forte

Choosing a new small sedan to buy for 2014 isn't easy. There are plenty of great choices. But if you end up with a 2014 Kia Forte you'll have what I find to be one of the best cars in the class.

I really do enjoy driving our Forte on a daily basis. It looks pretty sharp. Its 2.4-liter engine delivers quick acceleration and decent fuel economy. The interior is roomy and the touchscreen interface is easy to use. The ride quality is agreeable. And you really do get a lot of features for your money here.

While our long-term Forte and long-term Kia Cadenza are obviously different in mission and segment, I still find it compelling that our $25,735 Forte has nearly all of the same luxury-oriented features as our $43,250 Cadenza.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 14,976 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2014 Kia Forte in VA is:

$184 per month*
* Explanation
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