2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test


2014 Kia Forte: 15,000-Mile Service

May 9, 2014

2014 Kia Forte

With just over 16K on the odometer, our 2014 Kia Forte is slightly overdue for its 15,000-mile service.

Yesterday afternoon I called Kia of Cerritos, and was told they could take the car any time after 1:30 p.m. today.

When I arrived, Service Writer Nick cheerfully wrote up the paperwork for the prescribed cabin air filer replacement, oil change, and tire rotation, plus a host of additional inspections. He did note that there was one outstanding Technical Service Bulletin (TSB), but said he wouldn't know what the TSB was for until the service guy read the code.

Nice Nick said the service would take approximately two hours including a complimentary wash, and he'd call me when it was ready.

2014 Kia Forte

As promised, the 15,000-mile service on our 2014 Forte was completed in less than two hours. The service writer called to say our Kia was washed and ready to go.

Edmunds.com maintenance calculator advised the total service, including oil change, new cabin air filter and tire rotation, plus the necessary inspections, would cost $204.21 for parts and labor. Actual charge from Kia of Cerritos was $166.89.

The dealer also performed an update to the car's ECU which was covered under warranty.

Kelly Hellwig, News Editor @ 16,099 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$184 per month*
* Explanation
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