The Cooled Seat - 2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte: The Cooled Seat

August 9, 2013

2014 Kia Forte

After sitting in the sun for three hours atop a plastic baseball stadium seat, just about the last thing I wanted to do was return to a car that's been sitting in that same sun for the same amount of time atop black tarmac. And yet that's exactly what happened yesterday in Los Angeles of Anaheim.

Thankfully for my butt, however, our long-term Kia Forte has a cooled driver seat. Words can't fully express how awesome a feature that is in this particular instance. Sure, my passenger's butt was S.O.L. as there is no cooled passenger seat, but that's still one more cooled seat than any other car in this price range offers. To that I say, "huzzah!" And I suppose, so does my butt.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 3,400 miles


  • legacygt legacygt Posts:

    Not uncommon for the drivers seat to get more adjustability than the passenger's but I don't think I've seen heating or cooling available for one and not the other. This is probably cost driven. As far as tech and comfort options go, I would bet that cooled seats are a relatively expensive one to include in a car.

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