Adjustable Seatbelts - 2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte: Adjustable Seatbelts

June 16, 2014

2014 Kia Forte

Well, I wasn't expecting this in our 2014 Kia Forte.

Look: Adjustable seatbelt height. For both driver and passenger (pictured).

Okay, it's not a new thing, or terribly rare, actually. Still, with a longer-than-normal torso, it's a feature I'm happy to see.

Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 17,500 miles


  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    What? I have this in my 2003 Focus.

  • bankerdanny bankerdanny Posts:

    I'm with Fordson, what would have been remarkable is if it DID'T have those. Other than my '72 MG, which doesn't even have a retractable shoulder belt. much less a height adjustable one, I can't recall the last car I was a passenger in that didn't have an adjustable belt. I think this has been pretty much standard for the last decade, even on inexpensive cars.

  • My Dad has this on his 1996 Ford Ranger.

  • biglee13m biglee13m Posts:

    Doesn't every car have this these days?

  • dg0472 dg0472 Posts:

    Nope, many BMWs don't. But still not remarkable.

  • schen72 schen72 Posts:

    Adjustable seatbelt height (like many other "normal" features) is something I expect on all my cars. But I've learned on many German cars, these things are packaged in extra-cost packages for ridiculous cost.

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