2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte: First Service Required Soon

November 14, 2013

2014 Kia Forte

I drove our long-term 2014 Kia Forte for three days before I noticed the service warning. It only appears for a few seconds before the display reverts back to the default information screen, so it's easy to miss.

I consulted the owner's manual, which says the 7,500-mile service should include an oil change, tire rotation, inspection of the air filter, battery and vacuum hose, and, somewhat unusual, the use of a fuel additive. Looks like we'll be scheduling the first service soon.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 7,950 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