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2015 Kia Forte Koup vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Kia Forte Koup than in the Volkswagen Golf, due to the Kia Forte Koup's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Forte Koup and the Volkswagen Golf in the front seats.

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). 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. The Kia Forte Koup and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Forte Koup is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf. 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.

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

Handling
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.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte Koup 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 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.

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

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2015 Kia
Forte Koup

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MSRP*: $18,590 - $20,590

2015 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $17,995 - $27,995
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 - 24 --
Highway MPG: 29 - 33 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $17,698 - $19,428 $17,455 - $26,875

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