Kia Trunk-Lid Hinges - 2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte: Kia Trunk-Lid Hinges

December 12, 2013

2014 Kia Forte

I've been looking for something I don't like about our 2014 Kia Forte. And while loading up a trunkful of Goodwill items, I noticed its box-crushing trunk hinges.

I was careful to move the junior fireman's hat toward the middle of the trunk, safely out of harm's way.

Kelly Hellwig, News Editor


  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    If those gooseneck hinges were replaced with struts, you'd have a much smaller trunk lid opening.

  • benson2175 benson2175 Posts:

    This is a deal breaker for me. I wrecked an almost new Plasma TV with goosenecks. I won't go near them.

  • gslippy gslippy Posts:

    Not so bad, if it took this long to find a problem with the Forte.

  • ajac03 ajac03 Posts:

    @benson2175 The dealbreaker for me is no HDMI

  • juddholl10 juddholl10 Posts:

    Gooseneck hinges are fine if they recess into the side walls of the trunk, like on my A4.

  • huisj huisj Posts:

    The carpeted housing for those A4 hinges is just wasted space that takes away half your trunk space. Good grief, that's narrow.

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