The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 Kia Forte are both frequently suggested to shoppers in the market for a new sedan. Unfortunately, many drivers find it difficult to choose one over the other because of their many similarities. To educate drivers about the merits of each sedan, we’ve put together a side by side comparison of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs the 2019 Kia Forte.
Car shoppers will have more freedom of model choice with the 2019 Jetta, as it is offered in one more trim level than the 2019 Forte. The 2019 Jetta and the 2019 Forte both come installed with turbocharged, four-cylinder engines that produce 147 horsepower. However, the 2019 Jetta outputs 184 pound-feet of torque while the 2019 Forte’s engine only generates 132 lb.-ft of torque.
Drivers who routinely travel with passengers in the rear row should be aware of the differences in rear passenger space between both sedans. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has 37.4 inches of rear leg room, while the 2019 Forte only provides its rear-seat passengers with 35.7 inches of rear leg room.
One of the major highlights of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is its interior technology features. An infotainment system with a 6.5-inch multifunction touchscreen display comes installed as a standard feature in this sedan. Other standard 2019 Jetta technology features include Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect (which supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), USB connectivity and Bluetooth support.
Other available 2019 Volkswagen Jetta comfort and convenience features include: A six-way adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, front and rear door pockets, electric power steering, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a rearview camera, interior air filtration and front seatback storage.