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Kia Forte Features

Can I get heated seats? Do I have to get a sunroof? Find out what you need to know about Kia Forte features right here.

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Available Features for the Kia Forte

  

Model Year 2014 2014
Model Forte Forte
Trim LX EX
Engines  
1.8L I4
DOHC-4v
148 hp@6500
131 lb-ft@4700
 1.8L I4<br>DOHC-4v<br>148 hp@6500 <br>131 lb-ft@4700 is a standard feature.  
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
173 hp@6500
154 lb-ft@4700
   2.0L I4<br>DOHC-4v<br>173 hp@6500 <br>154 lb-ft@4700 is a standard feature.
Transmissions  
6-speed manual 6-speed manual is a standard feature.  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic is an optional feature. 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic is a standard feature.
Drivetrains  
FWD FWD is a standard feature. FWD is a standard feature.
Tires  
195/65HR15 tires 195/65HR15 tires is a standard feature. 195/65HR15 tires is a standard feature.
205/55HR16 tires 205/55HR16 tires is an optional feature. 205/55HR16 tires is a standard feature.
215/45HR17 tires   215/45HR17 tires is an optional feature.
Audio Systems  
Unbranded, 4 speakers Unbranded, 4 speakers is a standard feature.  
Unbranded, 6 speakers Unbranded, 6 speakers is an optional feature. Unbranded, 6 speakers is a standard feature.
Accessories  
Cruise control Cruise control is an optional feature. Cruise control is a standard feature.
Heated steering wheel   Heated steering wheel is an optional feature.
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.   Power front side windows is a standard feature. Power front side windows is a standard feature.
Often must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks Power locks is a standard feature. Power locks is a standard feature.
Power rear side windows Power rear side windows is a standard feature. Power rear side windows is a standard feature.
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.     Proximity key is an optional feature.
Enter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.   Remote keyless entry is an optional feature. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature.
Unlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.   Remote start is an optional feature. Remote start is an optional feature.
Start the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual is a standard feature. Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual is a standard feature.
Universal garage door openerHomelink.   Universal garage door opener is an optional feature. Universal garage door opener is an optional feature.
Homelink.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.   4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature. 4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature.
Rear disc brakes.
911 assistAutomatically contacts 911 through a linked cell phone in the event of a severe collision.     911 assist is a standard feature.
Automatically contacts 911 through a linked cell phone in the event of a severe collision.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.   Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature. Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature.
Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.   Brake assist is a standard feature. Brake assist is a standard feature.
When a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Engine immobilizer (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.     Engine immobilizer (optional) is an optional feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.   Front airbags is a standard feature. Front airbags is a standard feature.
Mandatory, in all cars.
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.   Hill start assist is a standard feature. Hill start assist is a standard feature.
Applies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.     Rearview camera is a standard feature.
Rearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.   Side curtain airbags is a standard feature. Side curtain airbags is a standard feature.
Airbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).   Stability control is a standard feature. Stability control is a standard feature.
Selectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.   Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature. Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature.
Two types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.   Traction control is a standard feature. Traction control is a standard feature.
When a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Vehicle health reportsPeriodically uploads and emails a vehicle diagnostic check.     Vehicle health reports is a standard feature.
Periodically uploads and emails a vehicle diagnostic check.
Cargo Management  
Air-conditioned storage compartment   Air-conditioned storage compartment is a standard feature.
Cargo mat Cargo mat is an optional feature. Cargo mat is an optional feature.
Cargo net Cargo net is an optional feature. Cargo net is an optional feature.
Cargo tray Cargo tray is an optional feature. Cargo tray is an optional feature.
Console with shifter Console with shifter is a standard feature. Console with shifter is a standard feature.
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.   Overhead sunglass holder is an optional feature. Overhead sunglass holder is a standard feature.
Usually part of an overhead console.
Climate Control and Infotainment  
Air conditioning Air conditioning is a standard feature. Air conditioning is a standard feature.
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.      App support is a standard feature.
Touchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.
Audio controls on steering wheel Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature. Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature.
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.     Automatic climate control, front is an optional feature.
Maintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.   Aux input is a standard feature. Aux input is a standard feature.
Jack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.     Bluetooth audio streaming is a standard feature.
Uses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.   Bluetooth cell phone link is a standard feature. Bluetooth cell phone link is a standard feature.
Enables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player CD player is a standard feature. CD player is a standard feature.
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.     Dual-zone climate control is an optional feature.
Temperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.     HD radio is an optional feature.
High-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.   Interior air filter is a standard feature. Interior air filter is a standard feature.
Filters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.   MP3-compatible player is a standard feature. MP3-compatible player is a standard feature.
Audio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.     Navigation system is an optional feature.
Screen-based navigation system.
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.     Rear air vents is an optional feature.
Vents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.
Rear defrost Rear defrost is a standard feature. Rear defrost is a standard feature.
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.   Rear heat ducts is a standard feature. Rear heat ducts is a standard feature.
Ducts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.   Satellite radio is a standard feature. Satellite radio is a standard feature.
XM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.     SMS text-to-speech reader is a standard feature.
Converts text messages to speech.
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.     Traffic information is an optional feature.
Information about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.   USB port is a standard feature. USB port is a standard feature.
Often permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.   Variable intermittent wipers is a standard feature. Variable intermittent wipers is a standard feature.
Time between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
Voice control for external devicesPhone or other device operated via the vehicle's voice command system. Requires a compatible device--all aren't supported.     Voice control for external devices is a standard feature.
Phone or other device operated via the vehicle's voice command system. Requires a compatible device--all aren't supported.
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.     Voice control for nav and audio is an optional feature.
Sometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.
Exterior  
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Increasingly often these are not actually connected to the exhaust.     Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) is a standard feature.
Increasingly often these are not actually connected to the exhaust.
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.   Mud guards is an optional feature. Mud guards is an optional feature.
Flaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.
Rear bumper protector Rear bumper protector is an optional feature. Rear bumper protector is an optional feature.
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.   Rear spoiler is an optional feature. Rear spoiler is an optional feature.
Can be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Sunroof   Sunroof is an optional feature.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.   Auto-dimming rearview mirror is an optional feature. Auto-dimming rearview mirror is an optional feature.
Interior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.     Automatic headlights is a standard feature.
Headlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
Automatic-off headlightsHeadlights automatically turn off.   Automatic-off headlights is a standard feature.  
Headlights automatically turn off.
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.   Compass is an optional feature. Compass is an optional feature.
We haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.     Fog lights is a standard feature.
Light wide area close in front of the vehicle.
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.   Heated mirrors is a standard feature. Heated mirrors is a standard feature.
Clears ice and fog from mirrors.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, driver is an optional feature. Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is an optional feature. Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
LED tail lightsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.     LED tail lights is an optional feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Map lightsFront row reading lights.   Map lights is an optional feature. Map lights is a standard feature.
Front row reading lights.
Outside temperature display Outside temperature display is a standard feature. Outside temperature display is a standard feature.
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.     Perimeter approach lighting is an optional feature.
Area around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.   Power mirrors is a standard feature. Power mirrors is a standard feature.
Includes value of manual remote mirrors.
Power-folding mirrorsMirrors fold and unfold with the touch of a button inside the vehicle. Good for narrow roads and parking lots.   Power-folding mirrors is an optional feature. Power-folding mirrors is a standard feature.
Mirrors fold and unfold with the touch of a button inside the vehicle. Good for narrow roads and parking lots.
TachometerReports engine speed.   Tachometer is a standard feature. Tachometer is a standard feature.
Reports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.   Trip computer is a standard feature. Trip computer is a standard feature.
Reports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors Turn signals on or near mirrors is an optional feature. Turn signals on or near mirrors is a standard feature.
Upgraded instrumentsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.     Upgraded instruments is an optional feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Visor mirror, driver    
Visor mirror, passenger    
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.     Xenon HID headlights is an optional feature.
Provide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.
Seats and Interior Trim  
Front buckets Front buckets is a standard feature. Front buckets is a standard feature.
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench is a standard feature. Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench is a standard feature.
Center armrest(s), front row Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature.
Center armrest(s), second row Center armrest(s), second row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), second row is a standard feature.
Cooled or ventilated driver seatDriver's seat is cooled; passenger seat is not.     Cooled or ventilated driver seat is an optional feature.
Driver's seat is cooled; passenger seat is not.
Floor mats Floor mats is an optional feature. Floor mats is an optional feature.
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.   Folding second row seats is a standard feature. Folding second row seats is a standard feature.
Seat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats   Heated front seats is an optional feature.
Heated second row seats   Heated second row seats is an optional feature.
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.     Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature.
Seating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel   Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature.
Manual height adjuster, driver seat Manual height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.  
Memory system, driver seat   Memory system, driver seat is an optional feature.
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat   Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature.
Power height adjuster, driver seat   Power height adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature.
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.     Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature.
Power-adjustable lower back support.
Power recliner, driver seat   Power recliner, driver seat is an optional feature.
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.     Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature.
Power tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires  
Alloy wheels Alloy wheels is an optional feature. Alloy wheels is a standard feature.
Electronic systems calibration selectorVaries throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.     Electronic systems calibration selector is a standard feature.
Varies throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.   Wheel locks is an optional feature. Wheel locks is an optional feature.
Lug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.

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Option Package Contents

Popular Package

Features
Map lights
Overhead sunglass holder
Turn signals on or near mirrors
Power-folding mirrors
Cruise control
Remote keyless entry
Illuminated visor mirror, driver
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger
Alloy wheels
Unbranded, 6 speakers
205/55HR16 tires

Premium Tech Package

Features
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Proximity key
Engine immobilizer (optional)
Perimeter approach lighting
Cooled or ventilated driver seat
Leather seating surfaces
Heated front seats
Sunroof
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat

Premium Tech Package

Features
Voice control for nav and audio
Rear air vents
Traffic information
HD radio
LED tail lights
Navigation system
Automatic climate control, front
Xenon HID headlights
Dual-zone climate control
Upgraded instruments

Premium Plus Package

Features
Memory system, driver seat
Heated second row seats
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat
Power recliner, driver seat
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TrueDelta Reviews the Available Features of the 2014 Kia Forte

2014 Kia Forte Available Features: Pros
YearComment
2014 Back in the 1970s and 1980s, Honda was known for loading its cars with thoughtful accessories as standard equipment, coin holders and the like. But the company was slow to equip its cars with upscale features, for a long time limiting even leather upholstery to special editions. You still can't get leather in the Civic Si. In the Forte SX, a sunroof is part of a $1,900 Premium Package that also includes leather and a few other things. If you want nav, it's part of a $1,900 Technology Package that requires the previous. Check both boxes, and you end up with many features not even available on the Civic Si--or on many other compacts, for that matter. These include the aforementioned leather upholstery, heated front seats, a cooled driver seat, a heated steering wheel, automatic climate control, rear air vents, power-folding mirrors, a universal garage door opener, and HID headlights. Even a few years ago you couldn't get a cooled driver seat, a heated steering wheel, or power-folding mirrors on any car with a price in the mid-twenties. This is a serious load of kit, to borrow a Britishism. One thing not on either coupe: a power driver seat. One attends the four-door hatchback Forte SX. I suspect it's absent from the Koup to enable the seat to easily tip forward for access to the rear seat. A power lumbar adjuster (not available on the Honda) survived the purge, though. And the prices? see full Kia Forte review
 

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2014 Kia Forte Available Features: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Plenty of features for this price. see full Kia Forte review