2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test


2014 Kia Forte: Dog Report

July 5, 2013

2014 Kia Forte

I broke in our new 2014 Kia Forte by using it to carry precious cargo: my dog Mya. Since it was a gorgeous weekend I wanted to bring her to Santa Monica for a morning run. Fortunately, the Forte had everything to make her short trip to the beach extra comfortable.

Since we've had record-breaking temperatures this weekend, the air vents in the backseat were crucial. Located in the back of the center armrest/storage, they're in perfect position to blow the cool air in Mya's cute face which I could tell she appreciated as her panting eventually subsided during the course of the trip.

Also, I'm always a big fan of seatbelt fasteners that protrude from the seat because I can tuck her blanket into the crevice and still fasten her in with ease as was the case here. Bonus that the Kia has leather seats. No sticky dog fur issues and minimal cleanup!

I'd gladly sign out the Kia Forte for a longer road trip with Mya. I'm pretty sure she wouldn't mind.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$155 per month*
* Explanation
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