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2016 Kia Forte Koup vs. 2016 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.

Convenience
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.

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). Whether you pick the Kia Forte Koup or the Volkswagen Golf, it's going to cost you about the same. 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
With its lower torque, the Kia Forte Koup doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Golf.

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
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Kia Forte Koup and 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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2016 Kia
Forte Koup

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MSRP*: $19,890 - $20,690

2016 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $18,495 - $27,425
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% As low as 4.51%
City MPG: 22 - 25 25
Highway MPG: 29 - 34 36 - 37
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*: $18,895 - $19,521 $17,755 - $26,328

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 do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.