2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Kia Forte

There's nothing like a versatile compact car that's perfect for both city streets and long country roads. Exciting, efficient, and affordable, compacts are becoming more and more popular as people are straying away from large price tags and looking for something a little more economical. That's where the 2017 Volkswagen Golf comes into play. Fun, driver-friendly, and functional, the new Golf offers pure style and performance to its drivers.

If you are in the market for a new compact vehicle, you've undoubtedly thought about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf. But how does the Golf stack up against the competition? Check out our chart below as we compare the Golf to another popular compact in its class, the 2017 Kia Forte. 

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2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Kia Forte
1.8L TSI®, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with direct injection and intercooler Engine 2.0 liter, DOHC, 16-valve I-4, Atkinson Cycle with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing
6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode Transmission (Available Automatic) Electronically Controlled 6-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ Sportmatic
Yes Standard Rear View Camera No
Composition Media touchscreen system with proximity sensor and Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect Standard Infotainment AM/FM/CD/MP3/SiriusXM® 4-Speaker Audio System

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As you can see from the chart, these two compacts are similar when it comes to mechanics, but highly different when it comes to available technology inside the cabin of the vehicle. The Golf comes standard with an abundance of multimedia like a Composition Media touchscreen system with Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect, which features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new Golf also comes with a 3-month trial of Volkswagen Car-Net Security & Service, which makes it easier for you to monitor you vehicle. Finally, the Golf comes standard with a Rearview Camera System to help with parking and reversing. The base 2017 Kia Forte unfortunately does not come with any of the previously mentioned features.

Another reason people love the Golf is that there is a whole family to choose from! Drivers interested in a standard compact hatchback will be more than pleased with the original Golf, while those looking for more style and turbocharged power will love the Golf GTI. Adventurers can fit all their gear and then some in the Golf SportWagen, while the speed demons will love the precision and handling of the Golf R. When you decide on a Golf, you are deciding on a compact that best fits your personality, while the Kia Forte only comes available as one type of vehicle.

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf? Then stop by Armstrong Volkswagen of Gladstone and take one for a test drive today!

2017 Volkswagen Golf Moonroof
2017 Volkswagen Golf Camera
2017 Volkswagen Golf Touchscreen
2017 Volkswagen Golf Grille

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