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2014 Volkswagen Jetta

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  2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2014 Kia Forte
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Invoice N/A $15,599
N/A 21/37
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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. Read Full Review The 2014 Kia Forte finds better focus with well-rounded performance and grabby good looks, but its safety scores concern us. Read Full Review
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  • Sweet handling
  • Diesel, hybrid, new turbo all have great fuel economy
  • Spacious back seat
  • A contemporary look, still
  • Trunk is very large


  • Looks conservative in its class
  • Prices escalate quickly
  • Nav system is subpar
  • Base four-cylinder's a skipper


  • One of the best-looking compact cars
  • A well-finished, smartly laid out interior
  • Better road manners
  • Smoother drivetrain (2.0)
  • New UVO points to the future


  • Front seats need more support
  • Back seat head room is slim
  • Three-mode steering is more for show
  • Acceleration is moderate
  • Safety ratings are lower than expected
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