Compare 2013 Kia Forte vs 2013 Volkswagen Golf

2013 Kia Forte
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,950 $17,800
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $16,080 $16,400
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,380 $19,300
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $15,100 $15,400
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,430 $18,300
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,860 $19,800
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,520 $18,400
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,860 $19,800
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,570 $17,400
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,900 $18,800
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2-Door HB DSG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GTI 2-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
GTI 2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
GTI 2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
GTI 2-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof 24 33 $26,377 $27,475
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 24 33 $26,377 $27,475
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $27,883 $29,045
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 33 $27,883 $29,045
GTI 2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,035 $23,995
GTI 2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
GTI 2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
GTI 2-Door HB Manual w/Conv & Sunroof 21 31 $25,321 $26,375
GTI 2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,827 $27,945
GTI 2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $26,827 $27,945
GTI 4-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Driver's Edition 24 33 $29,563 $30,795
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Driver's Edition PZEV 24 33 $29,563 $30,795
GTI 4-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Wolfsburg 24 33 $25,147 $26,195
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Wolfsburg PZEV 24 33 $25,147 $26,195
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof 24 33 $26,953 $28,075
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 24 33 $26,953 $28,075
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $28,459 $29,645
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 33 $28,459 $29,645
GTI 4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Driver's Edition 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Driver's Edition PZEV 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
GTI 4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg PZEV 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Conv & Sunroof 21 31 $25,897 $26,975
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $25,897 $26,975
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $27,403 $28,545
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $27,403 $28,545
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $18,427 $19,195
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $21,125 $22,005
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic w/Conv PZEV 24 31 $19,325 $20,130
Golf 2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $24,322 $25,335
Golf 2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,973 $27,055
Golf 2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,590 $28,740
Golf 2-Door HB Manual PZEV 23 33 $17,371 $18,095
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $23,266 $24,235
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $24,917 $25,955
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $26,534 $27,640
Golf 2-Door HB Manual w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $20,069 $20,905
Golf 2-Door HB Manual w/Conv PZEV 23 33 $18,268 $19,030
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $19,195 $19,995
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $22,075 $22,995
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic w/Conv PZEV 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $28,537 $29,725
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,481 $28,625
Golf R 2-Door HB 19 27 $32,827 $34,195
Golf R 2-Door HB w/Sunroof & Navi 19 27 $34,478 $35,915
Golf R 4-Door HB 19 27 $33,403 $34,795
Golf R 4-Door HB w/Sunroof & Navi 19 27 $35,054 $36,515
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,950
$24,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,800
$25,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$297 / month
$418 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.300 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.700 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.800 93.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.600 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.700 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.300 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.000 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.000 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.300 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.900 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
178.300 165.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.500 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.600 59.7
Wheelbase (in)
104.300 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.900 70.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.700 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.700 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.200 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.900 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.890 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 225/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 225/40R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2791 3080
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.300 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
144 @ 4300 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6200 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 27
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.770 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.210 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.800 1.46
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.380 3.98
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.630 2.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.880 4.06/3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.380 1.08
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Volkswagen GTI
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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