Whether you’ve already come around on Kia or you’re still not convinced, test driving the all-new 2014 Kia Forte is guaranteed to make your decision about a compact sedan, hatchback or coupe more difficult. It’s as sporty and substantial inside as it is outside, the available features list is luxury-like in quantity and quality, and save for some foundational shortcomings relative to competitors like the Honda Civic, the overall level of refinement is on par with anything in the class. The 2014 Kia Forte is definitely worth a look, and for buyers in search of features and technology, it’s going to be a long look. Driving the Used 2014 Kia Forte If you’re drawn to the 2014 Kia Forte by the implied promise of its sporty look and available 173-horsepower engine, prepare yourself for a disappointing test drive. While it’s quick enough and handles just fine, the Forte falls far short of the Ford Focus, Mazda3 and Volkswagen Jetta in driving feel, which is a big part of fun-to-drive. But as long as you’re among the 99% of buyers more interested in transportation than track time, you won’t find anything not to like about the way the Forte drives, rides or handles. On the other hand, the 2-door Forte Koup and turbocharged Forte5 hatchback still have driving dynamics several steps behind cars like the Honda Civic Si or Volkswagen GTI, something Kia must fix if it hopes to be a player in the sporty compact segment. Still, the Kia Forte is a fun car, but more because of its looks, features and tech than its driving dynamics.
2014 Kia Forte Koup SX
Get in. Stand out.
A striking, exterior. Bluetooth® and USB technology. Available turbo-charged engine. The 2014 Forte Koup is designed to grab the road and everyone's attention.Exterior FeaturesExterior Door Handles - Black PearlDual Chrome Exhaust TipsDual Heated Power Mirrors - Black PearlMirror-Mounted LED Turn Signal IndicatorsPower Folding Outside MirrorsSolar Control GlassAuto Light ControlProjector Beam HeadlightsIlluminated Door Handle PocketsFront Fog Lights, LEDPositioning Lights, LEDVariable Intermittent Windshield WipersHeated Rear Glass with TimerLocking Fuel-Filler Door18" Alloy WheelsInterior FeaturesUVO eServices Infotainment SystemRear Camera DisplayBluetooth® Wireless Technology Hands-Free ConnectivityUSB/Auxiliary Input JackCruise Control with Steering Wheel ControlsSteering-Wheel-Mounted Audio, Hands-Free Phone and Cruise Control ButtonsFlexSteer Driver-Selectable Steering AssistTrip ComputerActive Eco SystemTilt and Telescopic Steering ColumnPower Windows with Driver and Front Passenger One-Touch Auto-Up/DownPower Door LocksAir ConditioningFront Center Console with Sliding ArmrestFolding Rear Center Armrest with Cup HoldersFront & Rear Door Bottle HoldersFront Passenger Seat Back PocketDay/Night Interior Rear-View MirrorInterior Lighting with DelayCooling & Illuminated Glove BoxIlluminated Ignition Key Lock CylinderDual Map LightsOverhead Sunglasses HolderDual Illuminated Visor Vanity MirrorsWoven Cloth Seat Trim6-Way Adjustable Driver's Seat60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat with Center Armrest & Adjustable Rear HeadrestsLeather-Wrapped Steering Wheel & Gear Shift KnobSoft-Touch DashSoft-Touch Front Upper Door PanelsSafety FeaturesDual Front Advanced AirbagsDual Front Seat-Mounted Side AirbagsFull-Length Side Curtain Airbags3-Point Seat Belts For All Seating PositionsFront Seat Belt Pretensioners4-Wheel Antilock Braking System (ABS)Electronic Stability Control (ESC)Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)Side-Impact Door BeamsFront and Rear Crumple ZonesLower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)Rear Child-Safety Door Locks