2020 Kia Forte vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Forte vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat Review

New 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia
Forte

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New 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$17,890 to $23,090
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$22,995 to $31,095
Invoice* $17,263 to $22,050 $22,052 to $29,820
MPG - City 25 - 31 23
MPG - Hwy 32 - 41 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Passat than the Kia Forte, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Forte and the Volkswagen Passat in the front seats.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Passat requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Kia Forte, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Kia Forte is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Passat. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Forte will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Passat.

Dimensions
The Kia Forte is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Passat, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Kia Forte, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Passat.

Drivetrain
The Kia Forte has much less torque than the Volkswagen Passat, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Forte has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Passat, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Forte has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Passat, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Volkswagen Passat. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia Forte as you will in the Volkswagen Passat.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Forte than that of the Volkswagen Passat.