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2015 Kia Forte vs. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta than the Kia Forte, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Forte will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Jetta you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Kia Forte, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Forte is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Jetta.

Dimensions
The Kia Forte is about the same width as the Volkswagen Jetta. When looking at overall length, the Kia Forte takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta.

Drivetrain
The Kia Forte has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Forte has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta, 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 Jetta.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Volkswagen Jetta. The Kia Forte has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Jetta, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $15,890

2014 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $15,695 - $29,775
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 25 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 37 33 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $15,587 $15,067 - $28,584

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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