2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte: Classy Headlights

November 7, 2013

2014 Kia Forte

During the four months we've had the 2014 Kia Forte in our long-term fleet, there hasn't been much to complain about. It's a strong competitor in the compact sedan segment, partially because of how functionally excellent it is, but also because of quality styling cues. Take the headlights, for example.

Our car has the HID headlights (included in the optional EX Technology package on the Forte), and they're great. They emit a clear beam of light, and although there is a strip of lights along the top of the housing, it doesn't look like a cheap knock-off of some luxury brand. Like the rest of the car, it's understated and aesthetically pleasing without being over the top.

2014 Kia Forte

Almost all of the cars in the compact market today are, at the very least, adequate. So, any small touches that make you stand out from the crowd are a plus.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 7,810 miles

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

$191 per month*
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