2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

A blue 2020 Kia Forte compared to a white 2020 Volkswagen Jetta.

A popular vehicle style found around the Garden Grove area is the midsize sedan. With utility in both city roads and open highways, the model is a great choice for our climate and location.

One of Kia’s best-selling models, the 2020 Kia Forte offers an affordable midsize sedan filled with space and performance. With a starting MSRP at $18,715, the model even offers a great value in comparison to other models. Today, we at Garden Grove Kia compare it to the equally popular 2020 Volkswagen Jetta to see how the models stack up.



Turbo Engine Comparison

2020 Kia Forte

Versus

2020 Volkswagen Jetta

1.6L Turbo 7AM Turbo Engine 1.8L 4-Cylinder CVT
201 Horsepower 147
195 ft-lbs Torque 184 ft-lbs
30 Combined MPG Estimated Fuel Economy 34 Combined MPG
Yes Turbo Engine Option No

When comparing the two turbo engines in both the 2020 Kia Forte and 2020 Volkswagen Jetta, the Kia Forte offers a better all-around experience. Offering a total of 201 horsepower and 195 ft-lbs of torque, the engine provides a sporty and responsive experience. While the fuel economy slightly lags behind the VW Jetta, the 2020 Kia Forte GT trim remains at an affordable $22,490 starting MSRP - still thousands below the higher Jetta trims. Plus, you could opt for the standard engine in the Forte to receive up to an estimated 35 Combined MPG.

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Interior Dimensions

2020 Kia Forte

Versus

2020 Volkswagen Jetta

15.3 cubic feet Cargo Space 14.1 cubic feet
38.8” Front Head Room 38.5”
56.1” Front Shoulder Room 55.9”
35.7” Rear Legroom 37.4”
55.3” Rear Shoulder Room 54.0”

Even when it comes to space, the 2020 Kia Forte offers more for less. With up to 15.3 cubic feet of space in the trunk, the model offers up to 96 total cubic feet of passenger space. This is spread evenly throughout the cabin, as the total Front Head and Shoulder room are slightly more spacious than the 2020 VW Jetta. Plus, the 55.3 inches of shoulder room make for a comfortable ride in the back.

When it comes to finding a solid midsize sedan, the 2020 Kia Forte is one of the stronger options on the market. Especially when comparing it to other models, the engine performance and spaciousness provide a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for all. Stop into Garden Grove Kia today to find the perfect model for you.