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2018 Kia Forte vs. 2018 Volkswagen Golf Review

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Comfort
The Kia Forte offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen Golf. The Kia Forte will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Forte as you will with the Volkswagen Golf, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Forte will cost more in transportation costs 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
The Kia Forte has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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
The Kia Forte has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Golf, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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
The basic warranty of the Kia Forte is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Golf.

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2018 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $18,300 - $23,900

2018 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $20,910 - $23,655
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City MPG: 25 25
Highway MPG: 30 - 34 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 6 years/72,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,532 - $22,574 $20,073 - $22,709

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.