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
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
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 96.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 62
Wheelbase (in)
- 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
- 179.5
Height, Overall (in)
- 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.9
Brakes
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
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 34.8
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
- P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2736
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
- Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 90
Engine
Engine Type
- Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 148 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 37
Transmission
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
Trans Type
- 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.58
Summary
Body Style
- Sedan
Vehicle Name
- Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
- Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8.0 (Est)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 6.3 (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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