Compare 2013 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2013 Kia Forte

2013 Volkswagen Jetta
2013 Kia Forte
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $15,100 $15,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $16,080 $16,400
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,570 $17,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,950 $17,800
5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,430 $18,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,520 $18,400
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,900 $18,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,380 $19,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,860 $19,800
5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,860 $19,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$15,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$15,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$257 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Jetta draws drivers looking for a taut driving feel and delivers superior interior space; we'd pass on the low-cost base models, and aim for the standout TDI and GLI editions. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 25 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.700
Front Leg Room (in)
- 43.300
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.000
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.000
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.000
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.300
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.700
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 96.800
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.600
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.600
Wheelbase (in)
- 104.300
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 69.900
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.900
Length, Overall (in)
- 178.300
Height, Overall (in)
- 57.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.700
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
- Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 13.700
Steering
Steering Type
- Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.890
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 33.900
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
- P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- - TBD -
Front Tire Size
- P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2729
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
- Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
- Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 6.400
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Engine
Engine Type
- Gas I4
Fuel System
- Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 156 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.580
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.960
Trans Order Code
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.330
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.970
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.630
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.300
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.250
Trans Type
- 6
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.770
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Summary
Body Style
- 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
- Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 6.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8
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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