2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte: Luxury Car-Like Feature Compendium

September 25, 2013

2014 Kia Forte

We've already had a variety of previous updates noting that our 2014 Kia Forte EX came loaded with features, many of them unexpected for this class of car. I've collected those updates here so that you can see them in one place. I've also added a few more features that I've noticed.

Xenon headlights and dual zone automatic climate control

Power folding mirrors

Chilled glove box

Heated rear seat and rear air vents

Ventilated driver seat

Driver selectable steering effort

Some other, less noticeable premium features our Forte has: dual auto-up/down front windows; keyless ignition/entry; exterior access lighting (door handles automatically illuminate as you approach the car); LED taillights; full interior control illumination (even including the USB/iPod and auxiliary ports); audio system voice commands (the Uvo system).

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 5,347 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2014 Kia Forte in VA is:

$155 per month*
* Explanation