2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test


2014 Kia Forte EX: Driver Selectable Steering Feedback

July 30, 2013

2013 Kia Forte EX

See that little button on the steering wheel of the 2014 Kia Forte that looks like a steering wheel? You might assume it was the switch to turn on the heated wheel (which it also has), but you'd be wrong. That button changes the feedback of the electric-assist power steering (EPS).

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2013 Kia Forte EX

2013 Kia Forte EX

2013 Kia Forte EX

These three screens cycle with each press of the button and it turns out I'm in favor of Normal. For me, Comfort is too numb, and Sport is artificially too heavy. While the EPS in the Kia is not nearly as good as in our Ford Focus, it's pretty good in the Normal mode.

Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 3,024 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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