Thanks to its redesign, the 2014 Kia Forte sedan is now longer and wider than the previous generation. While that translates into a little more legroom — up 0.9 inch to 35.9 inches — it doesn’t mean three child-safety seats can fit across this compact sedan.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- There was plenty of backseat room for our two rear-facing child-safety seats; we didn’t have to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate either the infant or rear-facing convertible.
- The lightly bolstered rear seats cradled our high-back booster seat in the proper position.
- The forward-facing convertible also fit well in the Forte, and the tether anchor was easy to use.
What We Don’t
- The two sets of lower Latch anchors sit about a half-inch into seat cushions. All but one of the anchors were easy to access; the middle seat belt blocked access to an inboard anchor.
- The seat belt buckles are on floppy bases, which can make it difficult for younger kids in boosters to buckle up independently.