2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte: Check the Oil

August 16, 2013

2014 Kia Forte

Preparing for a trip to La Quinta, Calif. in the desert where the temperatures are often 110 degrees Fahrenheit, I thought it would be a good idea to check the oil. I was recently in our long-term 2013 Cadillac ATS and tried to check the oil, only to find the dipstick was so hot I couldn't touch it. Also, the dipstick is at the rear of the engine and close to the hood so it was difficult to draw it out.

In the Kia, it couldn't have been more obvious, and easier to check. And if I had needed to top it off (which I didn't) filling the oil would be easy too.

Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 3,710 miles


  • reminder reminder Posts:

    Looks a lot like the handle for popping the hood. Accept it says 'Engine Oil'.

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