Our Secret Mission: 2014 Kia Forte EX


Disclosure: We partnered with Kia.  All thoughts are my own.

Meet Bluey.  The Kia Forte we fell in love with the day we laid eyes on him.  We had a full schedule for the week and our secret mission was to see how having a sedan compares to our SUV.  One word reason: gas.  It’s especially pricey here in Southern California.  We were in LA this morning and we both noticed that gas was cheap at $3.75 a gallon.  When we were leaving some five hours later… it was up to $3.85 a gallon.  OUCH!  
Our fun itinerary:
Sunday – Camp Spooky at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park and then Journey at Pechanga in Temecula
Monday – Journey at Pechanaga in Temecula and then Halloween Time Express at Disneyland in Anaheim
Tuesday – Chris took Bluey to school
Whew.  We were busy!  200+ miles later… Bluey only used up half a tank!  I expected to use less gas than our truck because hello SUV.  We all know that those are gas monsters.  But what I didn’t expect is how roomy the Kia Forte EX is – we fit two car seats comfortably in the back.  Another happy surprise is how good and hip the car actually looks.  Searching for a modern fountain of youth?  I guarantee you’ll lose 10 years immediately in this car.  
Some of the Kia Forte EX features I noticed:  Airbags, lots of them – dual front advanced, front seat mounted, full-length side curtain.  Lower anchors and teethers for children (LATCH).  UVO with rear camera display (my husband is a big fan of this technology).  Center console with sliding armrest.  Bluey was fitted with premium features:  power tilt/slide sunroof, push button start with smart key, auto-dimming mirror, front door handle pocket lights and dual-zone automatic climate control.
We loved loved loved this car.  When I decide to start driving again (long story, debating writing a post) I want this one.  I want Bluey back!

Bluey at Knott’s Berry Farm!
Kia Forte "Bluey"
This blue looks good on me!
Kia Forte "Bluey"
Blue looks good on my husband too!
Kia Forte "Bluey"Kia Forte "Bluey"
These children did not want to give Bluey back!
Kia Forte "Bluey"


We reviewed the 2014 Kia Sorento SX too, you can read that review here.

Thanks DriveSTI for facilitating this review!

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