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2013 Volkswagen Golf

2013 Kia Forte

  2013 Volkswagen Golf 4-door HB Auto PZEV Angular Front Exterior View 2013 Kia Forte sedan
Invoice $17,371 $15,100
23/42 22/36
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Bottom Line The 2013 Volkswagen Golf masterfully balances frisky performance, fuel-efficiency, and refinement in its GTI and even TDI editions, but as such it's priced as a premium model. Read Full Review It's a family affair: the Kia Forte lineup is more comfortable, more eager, and better finished than ever, and a step up from what its sticker price might suggest. Read Full Review
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  • Premium interior feel
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent electric power steering
  • Strong, economical TDI engine
  • GTI's fuel-efficient performance


  • A look that might be too familiar
  • Thirsty base engine
  • Tight backseat access (3-doors)
  • Premium pricing


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


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