2014 Kia Forte EX: Perforated Leather Not for Kids
February 14, 2014
Maybe the only downside to perforated pleather rear seats: crumbs from the kids. Our 2014 Kia Forte's rear seats offer heating elements, hence the holes. Heated rear seats are a pretty upscale feature for an economy compact, but this shouldn't surprise. Kia excels on the features-for-price ledger, and now does it with style and satisfaction.
But the perforations, lux as they feel, still catch crumbs and crud. Nothing a can of compressed air and a shop towel with a spray of protectant can't erase, though. And unless we're talking about a pristine Buick Grand National, don't get sanctimonious on me about kids eating in the car.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor