2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Kia Forte

2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Kia Forte

One of the primary draws of compact cars is that of value. Yes, that includes the initial price tag, but it goes beyond that. As a driver, what are you all getting, inside and out, with the cost of a vehicle? Value is determined by the quality and quantity of the specs, details, and features of your purchase. Even if something comes at a very low price, it needs to be good to be of great value.

With that said, we'll get to today's main event. We're going to compare the value of 2 compact cars on the market. How do these features and specs compare against the low starting MSRP of each model? It's the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs the 2018 Kia Forte!

2018 Volkswagen Jetta


2018 Kia Forte

1.4L inline 4 Baseline Engine 2L inline 4
150 hp 184 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 147 hp / 132 lb-ft
28 City MPG 40 Highway MPG Fuel Economy 25 City MPG 34 Highway MPG
6 yr. / 72,000 mi. Warranty 5 yr. / 60,000 mi.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Oneonta, NY

A great place to start is to look at the engines. The 2018 Forte has the weightier engine, but it still has less power. Add on to a poorer fuel economy due to its extra weight displacement, and the 2018 VW Jetta keeps on stacking up points in its advantage. Furthermore, as we've said, value also accounts for a vehicle's features. Take a look at the additional features and technology found in the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta, including:

  • Multi-Function Steering Wheel
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Climatronic® Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • VW Car-Net® Infotainment System
  • Halogen Headlights
  • V-Tex Leatherette Upholstery
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • And more!

Find more value from Volkswagen vehicles by visiting our dealership here at VW Oneonta in Oneonta, New York. Additionally, you can also give us a call to speak to our sales team. Our friendly staff can answer your questions, provide vehicle information, and even set you up for a test drive with any model in our new and pre-owned inventory! Come down to test drive a 2018 Jetta to see if it matches up to our analysis!