My biggest adversity to driving a car rather than an SUV has been the inability to have enough space to stash the hockey bags, and so much of the stuff that I carry with a family of 5. My challenge to the KIA FORTE was trunk space.
Are you familiar with the size of hockey bags? They hold all the hockey equipment kids need and they are bulky. I popped the trunk of the KIA FORTE and I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the trunk, but the challenge was tough. My one son needs jut one bag, and his 2 sticks. We did get the bag in, and we got the sticks in, but I had to watch where I placed the sticks so they did not snap from the bag.
My older son placed his hockey bag in, then he placed his goalie equipment bag in, and his goalie stick, things got a bit tight. The trunk was definitely jammed and there was no more space. The hockey bag was all the trunk could hold and that was super squeezed, so we had to put the goalie sticks in the car back seat with the boys. Could I manage if I had to with the KIA FORTE? The answer would be yes, but we would not be able to bring any other children with us, which is something we do often. Carpooling would not be possible and this would mean I would not be able to depend on someone to drive my child!
I loved the fact that the keychain has the trunk opener on it. I touched the button and the trunk pops open. I did find out that you can not push the trunk open from the keychain if the car is running.
Stay tuned for more adventures of Pittsburgh Frugal Mom drives a Kia Forte.