Kia Forte vs. Volkswagen e-Golf

 Silver
VS
 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback SE 1301-OEM Exterior 3/4 Rear Left-Facing

Key Specs

MSRP

Kelley Blue Book
$18,300 (MSRP)
$30,495

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
134 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I4 DOHC D
Standard

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.9 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.7 in.
38.1 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
P205/55HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
103.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
171.3 in.
168.1 in.

Width

Width
70.1 in.
70.8 in.

Mechanical Specs

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
3455 lbs.

Torque

Torque
132 ft. lbs.
134 hp

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
214 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Electric Motor

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
30 mpg
119 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
126 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 mpg
111 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Kia Forte5
Volkswagen e-Golf

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
98.2 ft³.
93.5 ft³.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 mpg.
3455 lbs.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 mpg.
Electric

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 mpg.
1

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Automatic

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
2.70

Fuel System

Fuel System
MPI
2.70

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
3.61

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Strut

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40
Multi-Link

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.73
Strut

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83
Multi-Link

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39
P205/55HR16

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
P205/55HR16

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77
16 X 6.5 in.

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44
16 X 6.5 in.

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06
Aluminum

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

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

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3
Rack-Pinion

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90
35.8 ft.

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
4-Wheel Disc

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam
4-Wheel

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Yes

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam
Yes

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
11.3 in.

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
10.7 in.

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5 in.
38.4 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5 in.
41.2 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
55.9 in.

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
38.1 in.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
35.6 in.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft.
53.9 in.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
103.5 in.

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
168.1 in.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
70.8 in.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
57.2 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal.
22.8 ft³.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
52.7 ft³.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
126

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56.1 in.
111

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.8 in.
119

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.7 in.
125 mi.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.9 in.
Golf

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.9 in.
Compact

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.1 in.
Hatchback