Disclosure: I was given the Kia Forte EX for 1 week of driving for review purposes only.
This past week I’ve had the pleasure of driving around the newest 2015 Kia Forte EX and give my opinion based on my first hand experience. First thought I loved the size of the car because it would be so easy to park in compact parking spots as opposed to my huge SUV. I love Kia vehicles because their providing consumers with the best and top of the line add ons at prices the everyday family can afford. This Kia Forte was pure luxury for me and I especially loved the heated and cooled seats, the sunroof and that the back seat could easily hold 3 car seats across without trouble.
Being 5’10” I always love to be in a car that is roomy enough and allows ample leg room. I was very pleased with the comfort while driving around for a week. I was able to stretch out my legs, recline the seat a big and enjoy the ride. Making the steering wheel a bit higher also helped out. The interior was a gorgeous gray color that was perfect for this car. No matter how hot it got outside the leather interior never got overly hot.
The infamous Heating and Cooling seats are a must have with ever car. It’s a pure luxury that’s affordable. When it was over 100 here in Southern California I would crank up the air and turn on the cool seats and enjoyed my ride. While in the mornings it was extra cold I could turn on the heated seats, warm up quickly and get a nice relaxing heat source to my back. These heating/cool controls are definitely a must have, they’re awesome.
This Kia Forte EX was fully loaded with all the bells and whistles. I had the luxury of enjoying navigation, XM radio and backup camera. The navigation is so nice to have because I can put in my destination and it will guide me until I’m there. No more printing out directions, checking my phone for directions or anything else that could potentially be dangerous. The backup camera is so nice to have when parallel parking. Every day that I come to work I have to parallel park in the tiniest spaces and I wouldn’t be able to do it without the ease of the backup camera.
The backseat had plenty of space for my kids. Some days we use the full car seats across the seats while other days we use the infant car seat and booster seat. Depending who is riding in the car, depends on what car seats are put into place. I sat in the backseat just to see how comfortable it was and I was very pleased to see how much leg room was available. I’m loving this Kia Forte EX and I’m sad to see it go. To find out more information about the 2015 Kia Forte EX you can head over here. This vehicle has a MSRP of $19,390.
I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own. I received the Kia Optima for 1 week of driving time to facilitate this review.