2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test


2014 Kia Forte EX: Adjustable Center Armrest

October 28, 2013

2014 Kia Forte EX

Lots of cars have adjustable fore/aft center armrests.

But they aren't all created equal.

The one you see here in the 2014 Kia Forte EX is one of the good ones.

I realized this not so much from driving the Forte, but rather from a recent drive in the 2014 Mazda 6.

Great car, for sure, but its adjustable armrest moves too easily. It kept moving its position every time I, or my passenger, altered the amount of elbow force. Annoying.

No such problems with the 2014 Kia Forte. Its center armrest has more robust locking positions, so you're far less apt to move it back and forth by mistake.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 7,748 miles

Comments

  • legacygt legacygt Posts:

    When I got my Legacy GT in 2005, I made sure I got one with an extending armrest. The reality: I almost never used it. If you have short legs and need the seat slid all the way forward, maybe this starts to be an important feature but not for me.

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