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2015 Kia Forte vs. 2014 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Forte offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Golf with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf, the Kia Forte may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Golf requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Kia Forte, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Kia Forte is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Golf.

Dimensions
The Kia Forte is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Forte, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Forte transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf.

Handling
The Kia Forte has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Volkswagen Golf.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Forte than that of the Volkswagen Golf.


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2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $20,890

2014 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 29 30 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $19,707 $19,195 - $24,192

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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