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2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2019 Kia Forte

The Volkswagen Jetta was completely redesigned for the current model year. A comparison between the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2019 Kia Forte will be a very interesting exercise for those looking for a nimble and efficient compact sedan. For the current model year, VW has expanded the list of standard technology in the 2019 Jetta as well as improved the sedan’s safety profile by including more access to the Volkswagen suite of active safety systems. Kia has also redesigned the Forte for 2019, which does close the gap between the two sedans. However, the 2019 Jetta still has more than a few tricks up its sleeve that will put it ahead of most competitors, including the 2019 Kia Forte.

Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Jetta today by calling, 855-660-8226.

As members of the compact sedan class, the 2019 VW Jetta and 2019 Kia Forte have a few similarities. Both have room for up to five passengers and both sedans offer above-average dimensions for trunk space. However, independent reviews have mentioned that the back seat in the Forte isn’t as spacious as its competitors. The 2019 Jetta can offer rear passengers an additional two inches of legroom compared to what is available in the 2019 Forte. Technology is now a must-have piece of equipment for any vehicle to be successful in the modern automotive marketplace. Both vehicles offer access to the Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ suites on all models. However, the 2019 Jetta can also add the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit which offers an immersive way to monitor several systems at the touch of a button.


2019 VW Jetta


2019 Kia Forte

Turbo., 1.4-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
147/184 Horsepower/Torque 147/132
Six-speed manual Transmission Six-speed manual
30/40 Fuel Economy 27/37


Performance Specs

All trim grades of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta use the same power plant. Under the hood of the 2019 Jetta is a turbocharged 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that can be attached to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Both versions of the powertrain will produce 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The 2019 Forte employs a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that can be mated to a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission. Forte drivers will have 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque to work with. Even with this performance disparity between the two compact sedans, all models of the 2019 Jetta can record up to 30 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the highway, which is more than what the base Forte model can produce.



A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2019 VW Jetta.
A cut-away photo of the seating space in the 2019 Jetta.
A photo of the ambient lighting system in the 2019 Jetta.
A photo of the technology available in the 2019 Jetta.