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2014 Kia Forte: Controls Close at Hand

November 13, 2013

2014 Kia Forte

I grew up in Philadelphia, sometimes affectionately referred to as Philthydelphia. From time to time (and this is pretty gross) a pig truck would try to take an illegal shortcut through my neighborhood and pollute the air. A pig truck is just like what it sounds, a truck full of pigs. And boy did they leave a trail of stick behind them. We'd all run for cover, shut our windows and protect our noses. I don't think they do this anymore, at least I hope not.

What does this have to do with our 2014 Kia Forte? Well, despite every vehicle in California having to get smog inspected regularly, there are still a lot of really stinky vehicles in this town. When I get stuck downwind of one, I appreciate how easy it is to recirculate the air in the Forte.

The recirc button is not hidden inside the nav screen controls, or several steps inside a complicated climate system. It's right there and only takes one second to block out the stench.

One last thought: bacon.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 8,354 miles

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