Kia Forte vs. Volkswagen Beetle

Silky Silver
VS
Pure White

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,391 - $16,974
Not Available

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
174 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I4 DOHC D
2.0L TSI 174 HP DOHC 16V Turbo 4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Not Available

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Not Available

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.9 in.
31.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.9 cu. ft.
Not Available

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
100.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
179.5 in.
168.8 in.

Width

Width
70.1 in.
71.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
Not Available
3020 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
174 hp

Torque

Torque
132 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
27 - 36 mpg
13 - 17 mpg

City

City
25 - 29 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 - 37 mpg
33 mpg

Safety Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Kia Forte
Volkswagen Beetle

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
96.2 ft³.
85.1 ft³.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 - 32 mpg.
29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 - 29 mpg.
26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 - 37 mpg.
33 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
2.0 L/121

Fuel System

Fuel System
MPI
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 - 4.40
4.46

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 - 2.73
2.51

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 - 1.83
1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 - 1.39
1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 - 1.00
0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 - 0.77
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 - 3.58
3.19

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 - 4.33
3.23

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600
330

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 - 6.3
6.1

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90
140

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
P215/55HR17 - P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
P215/55HR17 - P215/60TR16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft.
35.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
11.3 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 in.
10 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal.
14.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
39.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
41.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56.1 in.
55.3 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.8 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 in.
37.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.9 in.
31.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.9 in.
49 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.1 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
100.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
179.5 in.
168.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.1 in.
71.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.3 in.
58.6 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.5 in.
62.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62 in.
61.1 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in.
5.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.9 ft³.
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
Forte
Beetle

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Hatchback

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4