User-Friendly Controls - 2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte EX: User-Friendly Controls

October 24, 2013

2014 Kia Forte EX

It seems like some manufacturers find joy in "challenging" us with infotainment intricacies and all manner of hidden menus.

So it was refreshing to get into the 2014 Kia Forte EX the other night. Within seconds I had made room on the car's phone list by deleting "Scott's iPhone," whoever that poor guy might be.

An instant later, my phone was paired and ready to go. Truly that simple.

The touchscreen is easy to use and the climate controls are all right there for you in plain old large knobs and buttons.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 7,672 miles


  • gslippy gslippy Posts:

    Kia critics don't realize that details like this are why they're growing market share - people generally enjoy owning their products. Many luxury brands have trouble getting this stuff right, but their apologists seem OK with it.

  • nukedetroit nukedetroit Posts:

    Nevermind luxury brands - compare Kia's assembly quality and attention to detail to that of the Fiasler mutt currently darkening the Edmunds garage. The Dart looks like something built by North Korea.

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