2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

For a small, maneuverable, and efficient vehicle, drivers are turning to the compact sedan segment, which features a variety of models, each one offering a unique design in addition to distinct features and capabilities. For instance, two competitors, the Kia Forte and Volkswagen Jetta, each stand out in their own special way.

Here, prospective buyers can learn about key differences and similarities between the 2017 Kia Forte and 2017 Volkswagen Jetta before getting behind the wheel and deciding which compact sedan is right for them.

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2017 Kia Forte VS 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
$16,600 Starting MSRP $17,895
39.1 inches Front Seat Head Room 38.2 inches
Standard Bluetooth Compatibility Only available on higher trims
Standard Auto-Off Headlights Only available on higher trims

Both the Kia Forte and Volkswagen Jetta come standard with I-4 engines and can achieve EPA-estimated 33 combined mpg. Although both models reside in the compact sedan segment, the Forte offers a larger interior volume and more front seat head room than the Jetta. The 2017 Forte also comes standard with satellite radio, Bluetooth compatibility, and auto-off headlights, features that are only available on higher trims of the 2017 Jetta. In the end, the 2017 Kia Forte is available for a lower starting price than the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. Which compact sedan is right for you?

2017 Kia Forte Lehighton PA

The 2017 Kia Forte comes in three different trim levels--LX, S, and EX--each of which has a unique set of equipment. Standard elements include heated outside mirrors, Bluetooth wireless technology hands-free connectivity, steering wheel controls, and much more. Higher Forte trims offer more advanced elements throughout the interior, exterior, and under the hood. These include:

  • Power sunroof
  • HID projector beam headlights
  • 7-inch touch-screen display
  • Voice-command navigation
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Forward collision warning system
  • Push-button start
  • Leather seat trim
  • Heated and ventilated front seats

When you are ready to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Kia Forte in Lehighton, PA, feel free to schedule a test drive with our team at Lehighton Kia.

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2017 Kia Forte front seat

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