2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte: Hey, Good Lookin'

December 25, 2013

2014 Kia Forte

I continue to enjoy the styling of our 2014 Kia Forte EX long-termer. It has sleek, interesting lines and some neat details.

What's truly cool is that with cars like this Forte, the Ford Focus and the new Mazda 3, this compact economy segment offers buyers multiple choices of good-looking cars.

They're not just about inexpensive pricing and fuel economy anymore.

And that's a huge win for buyers. These are now cars that you want to own, not cars that you have to settle for buying.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 10,195 miles


  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    You're completely right about the status of the compact segment. Its not just better styling either. The interiors are getting better, we're seeing some cool little power plants being developed, and there's a great variety from comfortable driving dynamics to sporty. Times could definitely be worse for shoppers in this segment.

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