2017 Kia Forte5 vs. 2017 Volkswagen Golf

The 2017 Kia Forte5 is a redesigned compact hatchback with the handling and fuel economy of a compact car but with added cargo room that really comes in handy when you're shopping, moving or on the go! The 2017 Forte5 and its compact hatchback competitor, the 2017 VW Golf, are both ideally suited for college students, couples, fun-lovers and adventure-seekers! But only one has the superior room and performance package that provides the ideal vehicle in this class. Read on and see!

For starters, the 2017 Forte5 has more room on the inside for both passengers and cargo than the 2017 golf, with 98.2 cubic feet for up to five people to the 2017 Golf's 93.5 cubic feet of passenger room; and the cargo space is 23.2 cubic feet for the Forte5 to the Golf's 22.8 cubic feet. Combine this added flexibility with the 2017 Forte5's major edge in performance, with 201 maximum horsepower to the 2017 Golf's 170 HP and the picture, clear already, is nearly crystal in the Forte5's favor.

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2017 Kia Forte5 Vs. 2017 VW Golf
164 to 201 Horsepower 170
98.2 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 93.5
23.2 Cargo Room (cubic feet) 22.8
10 Exterior Color Options 7
Yes Available Apple CarPlay? No
Yes Available Ventilated Front Seats? No

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Not only does the 2017 Kia Forte5 have more available power and room, it also comes with Kia's exclusive eServices, UVO, which is optional for the Forte5's base LX trim but standard in the EX and SX trims. UVO gives you access to a wealth of technology and services, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which sync up with compatible smartphones, plus streaming audio and space for up to 8GB of music. The 2017 Golf cannot hope to compare, with no available Apple CarPlay, and no UVO.

Both of these hatchbacks feature available heated front seats, but only the 2017 Forte5 has available ventilated front seats to stay cool when the weather is hot outside. And only the Forte5 has a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, plus 5-year or 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage, while the 2017 Golf has more of the standard (which makes it substandard: 5 years and 60,000 miles for limited powertrain; 3 years or 36,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper coverage). So shop for the Forte5 or other new Kia models at Boucher Kia of Racine, located at 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, and we also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information about the Kia models on our lot, call (262) 725-4041 or come visit us at the dealership so we can set you up with a test drive.

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