Kia Forte vs. Volkswagen Beetle

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Key Specs

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.69 / 5
36 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
174 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

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

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.7 in.
31.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
37.6 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65HR15
P215/60TR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
100.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
182.7 in.
168.8 in.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
71.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2707 lbs.
3239 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
174 hp

Torque

Torque
132 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
32 - 36 mpg
30 mpg

City

City
27 - 31 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
37 - 41 mpg
33 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

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 Forte
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Convertible

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Subcompact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
96 ft³.
81.4 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2707 lbs.
3239 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
31 - 35 mpg.
29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
27 - 31 mpg.
26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
37 - 41 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
1 - 6
6

Trans Description Cont.

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

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 - 0.39 - 3.31
4.46

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96
2.51

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26
1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98
1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78
0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.82 - 3.58
3.19

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33
3.23

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 - 5.7
6.1

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120
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
P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15
P215/60TR16

Front Wheel Size

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

Rear Wheel Size

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

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
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
14 gal.
14.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 in.
39.3 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.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
37.6 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.7 in.
31.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.3 in.
43.1 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
100.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
182.7 in.
168.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.5 in.
58 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.5 in.
62.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.9 in.
61.1 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in.
5.6 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Forte
Beetle

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Convertible

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