LED Taillights? Yes, Please - 2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test
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2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

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2014 2014 Kia Forte EX: LED Taillights? Yes, Please

January 10, 2014

2014 2014 Kia Forte EX

Hiring away designer Peter Schreyer from Audi is one of the best decisions ever made at Kia. His presence at the company over the last six years has resulted in dramatically better looking cars that usually manage not to hit you over the head with overdone styling flourishes.

Our long-term 2014 Kia Forte EX sedan is an example of this new wave of Kias, and these LED taillights are one of my favorite design details.

2014 2014 Kia Forte EX

They're actually optional. You've got to pay for the $2,300 Technology package if you want them, but that's also your ticket to xenon headlights, so if you're like me, you're already getting that package anyway.

In addition to the energy efficiency argument you can make for LEDs, this is one of the most distinctive sets of taillights available on any sedan under $30,000. You see these lights at night and you instantly know you're looking at a Forte, or at least some new cool Kia.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 11,462 miles

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