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2012 Volkswagen Golf

2012 Kia Forte

  2012 Volkswagen Golf 4-door HB Auto Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Kia Forte 5-Door 5dr HB EX Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$17,995
$15,200
Invoice $17,275 $14,900
MPG
City/Highway
23/42 22/36
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 Volkswagen Golf feels like a premium vehicle, and it's priced like one too, especially its fuel-efficient TDI edition. Read Full Review The 2012 Kia Forte family of vehicles manages to feel more eager, comfortable, and sophisticated than its sticker price might suggest. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Premium feel
  • Well-damped ride
  • Quick electric power steering
  • DSG, TDI are a winning combination
  • Great visibility

Dislikes:

  • Frumpy looks
  • Mediocre gas mileage on base Golfs
  • Less room than expected in three-doors
  • Premium pricing

Likes:

  • Elegant, simple styling
  • Cabin space (sedan and hatch)
  • Standard connectivity features
  • Eager powertrains

Dislikes:

  • Base model lacks telescopic steering
  • Balky clutch (manual)
  • Front-seat comfort
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