2017 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2017 Kia Forte

A cultural icon, the Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most recognizable models in the world. Despite its recent slight body alterations, the Beetle's classic round shape has remained. What many non-Beetle owners don't know is what else the Beetle offers. From a strong engine to a slew of features, the Beetle is as advanced as any compact car. How exactly does it compare to others though?

We here at Neftin Volkswagen are dedicated to giving you the best experience available. That means we have conducted research on the Beetle and its formidable competitors. Here, we will break down the differences and similarities between the Beetle and the 2017 Kia Forte. We want the car shopping experience to be as stress-free as possible for you. Read on to see what we found.

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2017 Volkswagen Beetle Vs. 2017 Kia Forte
$19,995 Starting MSRP $16,600
28, combined city/highway EPA-estimated MPG 28, combined city/highway
170 Horsepower 147
29.9 cubic feet Maximum interior cargo volume 14.9 cubic feet

With double the amount of cargo space of the Forte, the 2017 Beetle feels so much bigger than it looks from the outside. Its cost is a bit higher, but its quality reflects that. The base engines differ in power, and that becomes clear once you get behind the wheel of each car. All Beetle models also come standard with LED brake lights, a feature that is not available on the 2017 Kia Forte.

2017 Volkswagen Beetle trim levels

The Beetle comes in a number of trim levels, both in traditional hatchback and convertible styles. Our list below features the trim levels and their respective starting MSRPs.

  • 2017 Volkswagen Beetle S Hatchback/Convertible: $19,995/$24,725 

  • 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Classic Hatchback/Convertible: $20,475/$24,995 

  • 2017 Volkswagen Beetle SE Hatchback/Convertible: $22,450/$26,750 

  • 2017 Volkswagen Beetle SEL Hatchback/Convertible: $25,975/$30,275 

  • 2017 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line SEL Hatchback: $32,550 

For more information on the 2017 Beetle and details on each trim level, contact Neftin Westlake. Either stop in or give us a call and we'll help with whatever we can. You can also schedule an obligation-free test drive online. We hope to see you soon!

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