2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test


2013 Kia Forte EX: GPS Speed Info

November 1, 2013

2013 Kia Forte EX

The 2014 Kia Forte has nice, classic-style analog gauges. By classic, I mean sharp typeface, no clutter, no corny digital inset Tron graphics. That said, I still like an electronic readout of vehicle speed on long trips, mostly to prevent becoming a target of overzealous enforcement. If the Forte has one to show in the LCD display between speedometer and tach, I couldn't find it.

But I did find a cheat. The GPS Info screen within the nav system displays your speed as measured by eyes in the sky. Although it'd be impractical to keep this screen up all the time, particularly if you actually needed nav guidance, it's a useful little feature.

I'm most curious to learn if the system stores any of this information and whether it's accessible. I could see that coming in handy for those occasional nebulous speeding violations.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

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