Does Kia Still Offer Cooling Glove Boxes?
If you’ve ever owned a Kia, you might know that the brand used to offer a cooling glove box designed to keep snacks and beverages cool while on the move. While this is no longer provided on the current model-year lineup, you can still find the feature in our used Kia inventory if you know where to look. This guide covers which past Kia models came with a cooling glove box, including which trim levels might have the feature standard here at Friendly Kia.
The cooling glove box can be found standard on all third-generation Kia Optima sedans, lasting from model year 2011 to 2015. The Optima was the only Kia model to make this feature standard across the lineup.
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The beloved Kia Sedona minivan featured a cooling glove box only on select trim levels from model year 2015 to 2021. The 2021 Kia Sedona is also the most recent Kia model to offer this feature. In fact, it was still a standard fixture on last year’s 2021 Sedona SX.
|2015 – 2018 Sedona||Standard on EX, SX, and SX Limited models (Optional on LX)|
|2019 – 2021 Sedona||Standard on SX models (Optional on EX)|
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The Kia Sportage compact SUV featured the cooling glove box on select trim levels available from model year 2011 to 2016. You’ll find it standard on Sportage EX and Sportage SX models through this period, except for in 2016 when the feature became optional on the EX.
|2011 Sportage||Standard on EX models (Optional on LX)|
|2012 – 2013 Sportage||Standard on EX and SX models (Optional on LX)|
|2014 – 2015 Sportage||Standard on EX and SX models|
|2016 Sportage||Standard on SX models (Optional on EX)|
Kia Forte & Kia Forte5
The cooling glove box was included on select versions of both the Kia Forte compact sedan and the Kia Forte5 hatchback from model year 2013 to 2016.
|2013 – 2016 Forte||Standard on EX models|
|2013 – 2016 Forte5||Standard on EX and SX models|
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