Compare 2014 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2014 Kia Forte

2014 Volkswagen Jetta
2014 Kia Forte
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 37 $15,599 $15,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 36 $16,790 $17,500
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $17,708 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 36 $18,528 $19,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,659 $19,600
5-Door HB Automatic EX 24 34 $18,759 $19,700
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,436 $20,600
5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,717 $20,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,378 $21,600
5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,658 $21,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$15,599
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 VW Jetta stands out in TDI and GLI trim, and its new four-cylinder erases our bad memories of the old five-cylinder. The 2014 Kia Forte finds better focus with well-rounded performance and grabby good looks, but its safety scores concern us.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 25 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8
Passenger Capacity
5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5
Length, Overall (in)
179.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62
Wheelbase (in)
106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2736
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90
Engine
Displacement
1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25
Transmission
Trans Type
6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96
Trans Order Code
NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte
Body Style
Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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