2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2019 Kia Forte

Orange 2019 Volkswagen Jetta set against red 2019 Kia Forte

2019 must be the year for compact sedan redesigns, because the Volkswagen Jetta and the Kia Forte both received major makeovers. Both models are now sleeker and sportier than ever before when it comes to aesthetics and driving dynamics. If you are struggling to decide which compact sedan is right for you, don’t worry! We are here to help you out by offering a special comparison that showcases both of these vehicles!

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta VS 2019 Kia Forte
$18,545 to $26,945 MSRP Range

$17,790 to $21,990

5 Number of Trims


1.4L turbo 4-cylinder Engine Options

2.0L I-4

30 mpg-city / 40 mpg-highway Fuel Economy

27 to 31 mpg-city / 37 to 41 mpg-highway

What Makes the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Better Than the 2019 Kia Forte?

While the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 Kia Forte are both similar in size and fuel economy, there is something that the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta offers that the 2019 Kia Forte doesn’t: top-notch quality. 

From its earliest years, Volkswagen has strived to offer the best quality for its vehicles whether it is the build or the engineering. With the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, you will enjoy long-lasting dependability no matter if it is during a polar vortex or a heat wave. 

And thanks to The People First Warranty*, Volkswagen will be there to help you every step of the way. 

The Kia brand, on the other hand, does not have the same reputation for quality, so you may end up being less than satisfied when it comes to dependability. 

To learn more about the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, please visit us here at Douglas Volkswagen today! 

*6 years/72,000 miles (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty on MY2018 VW vehicles, excluding e-Golf. See owner’s literature or dealer for warranty exclusions and limitations.


Front profile of orange 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Back seats of 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
2019 Volkswagen Jetta front dash with green ambient lighting
2019 Volkswagen Jetta front dash with pink ambient lighting