2019 Volkswagen Jetta Vs. 2019 Kia Forte

Despite the intense encroachment of SUVs into the automotive market, the compact car will always have a special place. Valued for its fuel efficiency, smooth ride and affordability, this segment isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Within this segment, competition has loosened slightly but models are still keenly aware of what they need to offer to compete with the high-riding compact and subcompact SUV models.

Enter the Volkswagen Jetta. A testament to German engineering and ingenuity that utilizes Volkswagen’s iconic precision to scale down a luxury vehicle, the Volkswagen Jetta is a fun and spirited small car that delivers incredible fuel efficiency, fun driving dynamics and a well laid-out interior. Up against the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, is the 2019 Kia Forte.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2019 Kia Forte

1.4-liter turbo (147 horsepower)

Base engine (horsepower) 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (147 horsepower)

34 (EPA-estimated)

Base combined MPG 31 (EPA-estimated)
37.4 inches Second-row legroom 35.7 inches
Yes Available Digital Cockpit? No
6 years/72,000 miles Limited warranty length 5 years/60,000 miles
16-inch alloy Standard wheels 15-inch steel with plastic hubcap


Refinement, Technology and Confidence Constitute Biggest Disparities Between Fashionable Jetta and Cheap Forte

As you can see above, when comparing the Volkswagen Jetta and Kia Forte, it’s apparent that one model decides to go the extra mile to deliver a ride that is distinctly European in its flair and approach to driver comfort.

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta offers a more refined powertrain. Rather than relying on a low-torque, naturally-aspirated engine like the one in the Kia Forte, the Jetta’s turbocharged 1.4-liter is sporty and spirited, allowing you to accelerate quickly and pass confidently.

Speaking of confidence, you’ll enjoy the utmost confidence with Volkswagen’s industry-best, 6-year/72,000-mile limited bumper-to-bumper warranty in the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.

The available Volkswagen Digital Cockpit provides a dual-screen driving experience with maps, infotainment and more a quick glance to your instrument panel away.

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