Two sedans that vehicle shoppers frequently compare are the 2020 Kia Forte and the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta. Wondering what the significant similarities and differences are between the 2020 Kia Forte vs the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta? We’ve compared the trim level availability, interior volume and performance ratings of these two models down below.
The 2020 Kia Forte and the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta are both available in five trim levels. The 2020 Forte is available in FE, LXS, GT-Line, EX and GT trim levels. The trim levels of the 2020 Jetta include S, SE, R-Line, SEL and SEL Premium. The 2020 Forte is slightly more spacious, featuring 111.3 cubic feet of interior volume compared to the 108.8 cubic feet of interior volume found in the 2020 Jetta.
2020 Kia Forte
2020 Volkswagen Jetta
|5||Available Trim Levels||5|
|111.3 cu.ft.||Interior Volume||108.8 cu.ft.|
|201 hp||Available Horsepower||147 hp|
|195 lb.-ft.||Available Torque||184 lb.-ft.|
There are two powerful engine options available for the 2020 Kia Forte. GT models come equipped with a turbocharged, four-cylinder engine that can be paired with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This powertrain is capable of producing 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.
In comparison, every 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is powered by a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.4-liter engine that produces 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Compared to the performance of the 2020 Kia Forte GT, the 2020 Jetta may feel underpowered and not as responsive on the open road.
Interior amenities available for the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta include: Cruise and audio controls mounted to the steering wheel, electric power steering, front and rear door pockets, keyless ignition, an overhead storage console, front seatback storage and more.