Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the Kia Forte Koup, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Forte Koup will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Forte Koup as you will with the Volkswagen Golf, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Forte Koup will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. In this case, the Kia Forte Koup will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volkswagen Golf.
The Kia Forte Koup is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Golf, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Kia Forte Koup, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Golf.
The Kia Forte Koup has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Kia Forte Koup has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
The Kia Forte Koup has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Golf, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte Koup and the Volkswagen Golf. The Kia Forte Koup has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Forte Koup than that of the Volkswagen Golf.
Compare the 2013 Kia Forte Koup and the 2014 Volkswagen Golf.
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MSRP*: $17,400 - $18,800
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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 1.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 7.44%||--|
|City MPG:||22 - 24||24 - 30|
|Highway MPG:||32 - 33||31 - 42|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$16,570 - $17,900||$19,195 - $24,192|
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