2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

The VW Jetta has long been known as a solid, fuel-friendly compact, but the Kia Forte is becoming a major player in this vehicle class, as well. In fact, when you compare the two models and their fuel savings, features and specs, the VW model will be sucking on the Forte's exhaust.

First, price. The Kia Forte can be yours for less than $12,000 at Tampa-area Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, while the 2017 Jetta is about $1,500 more to start at competing lots. And while you enjoy that feeling of an unburdened wallet, you will also glide into available features that only the Forte has among these two vehicles, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking – which pumps the brakes when you don’t have time to – and available ventilated front seats so you can stay cool when you walk into your car on a warm summer day.

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2017 Kia Forte Vs. 2017 VW Jetta
$11,915 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $13,468 (The Competition)
29, 38 MPG - Automatic Transmission (city, highway) 28, 38
Yes / Yes Available Heated Front Seats / Ventilated Front Seats? Yes / No
96.2 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 94.1
Yes Available Autonomous Emergency Braking? No
10 years or 100,000 miles Warranty Coverage - Limited Powertrain 5 years or 60,000 miles

Find a Kia Forte for Less at Friendly Kia

You're going to save more and find more value with a 2017 Kia Forte, not just with the sticker price, but with its fuel economy – 29 mpg city and 38 mpg highway, a notch above the VW Jetta's 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway in automatic transmissions. And you also have the added peace of mind that comes with the industry's leading warranty coverage at 10 years or 100,000 miles for limited powertrain and 5 years or 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper for the 2017 Forte, a nice stretch more coverage for parts if they were to break down than with the 2017 Jetta's 5 years and 60,000 miles for limited powertrain and 3 years or 36,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper coverage.

If you would like to save big and enjoy the next-level tech of the Kia Forte's available UVO eServices with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to go along with 8GB for music, as well as the design of the re-styled Forte, we carry it with pride at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today.

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