Comparison - Volkswagen T-Roc SEL 2018 - vs - Kia Forte EX 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
£
29,597
Updated: 
07 Jun 2019
$
21,990
Updated: 
28 Dec 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.80gals
14.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Urano Grey
#4C4E4D
Flash red
#A73B32
Pure white
#EBEBEB
Dark Oak
#3E3022
Energetic Orange
#9C6041
Atlantic Blue
#2D3A5C
Indium Grey
#4A4D4D
Turmeric Yellow
#C09B40
Color: 
Gravity Grey
#666d79
Aurora Black Pearl
#191a1a
Snow White Pearl
#ffffff
Fire Orange
#fe6356
Currant Red
#b5484b

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The T-Roc may be among the most significant of many new Volkswagen models, even if it won’t be sold in the United States in the foreseeable future. It’s a new crossover that is roughly the same size as the Golf and is based on the same MQB architecture. For now, at least, the Golf will remain the mainstay of the brand’s lineup, but those within the company who are concerned with sales-growth rates are far more interested in the crossover-SUV segment nearly everywhere on the globe.

Pros
Golf-like driving dynamics,
decent packaging,
adventurous design (for VW).

Cons
Only average interior quality,
firm ride,
we likely won’t get it.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The T-Roc is a small family car that blends the high driving position and big boot of an SUV with the economical engines from a conventional small car. It is quite expensive, however…

Pros
More comfortable than alternatives
Well equipped as standard
Decent range of engines

Cons
Cheap-feeling interior plastics
Alternatives are cheaper
Back seats could be more spacious

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Volkswagen T-Roc looks good, drives well and offers plenty of space, but it's pricey and some rivals have a nicer interior.

Pros
Easy to personalise
Good to drive
Stylish

Cons
Expensive
Interior quality issues
Rivals offer better value

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

The 2019 Kia Forte pairs stylish good looks with a lot of features, making it a compact sedan standout.

Pros
Long hood, short trunk shape
Lots of safety and tech for money
Good fuel economy
Spacious interior

Cons
Not particularly quick
Some rivals are cheaper to start
Base Forte FE hardly lavish
No hatchback—for now

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Kia Forte ranked #1 in Compact Cars. Currently the Kia Forte has a score of 8.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Cavernous trunk volume
User-friendly technology
Plenty of rear legroom
Good fuel economy

Cons
So-so engine power
Slightly stiff ride quality

By: 
usnews.com

The Kia Forte sedan has been fully redesigned for 2019.

Pros
Plenty of features for the money
Strong fuel economy estimates
Generous warranty coverage

Cons
Stiff ride quality
Back seat isn't quite as roomy as those of some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined MPG (uk) - 42
Fuel Economy City USA: 
38.50mpg
30.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
52.20mpg
40.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
236ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
132ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
Horsepower: 
187hp
at 5 000rpm
147hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Active information display
Car-Net App-Connect
Discover navigation + European map data
Driver alert system
Door/tailgate open warning lights
Infotainment system
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Lights On' warning buzzer
Driver alert system with audible and visual fatigue detection system
Active Info Display, 10.3" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customised information
Power assisted speed sensitive steering
Driver profile selection
Think blue trainer driver tips and journey analysis
Automatic start/stop system
Dusk sensor
Service interval indicator
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
164.50in
182.70in
Width: 
72.10in
70.90in
Height: 
59.10in
56.50in
Ground Clearance: 
6.30in
5.30in
Front Track: 
60.50in
Rear Track: 
60.30in
Wheel Base: 
102.20in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.00
38.80
Rear Head Room: 
38.60
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
Rear leg room: 
35.70in
Front Hip Room: 
53.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1631lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.70cu.ft
15.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
19.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
3130.00lbs
2762.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Instrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
passenger seat height adjustment
Front cupholders x 2
Front seat back storage pockets
Drawer under drivers seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
leatherette
ventilated driver seat
ventilated passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power driver seat
6 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
3 rear head restraints
Isofix easy fit child seat preparation for 2 outer rear seats
60/40 split folding rear seat
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
multi-link rear suspension
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dust/pollen filter
Air conditioning - 2 zone electronic climate control
Illuminated vanity mirrors
automatic air recirculation and allergy filter
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Music playback - MP3, WMA and AAC files
Bluetooth - Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
SMS functionality - read, compose and send SMS messages using touch-screen display
SD card slot
Multi device interface (MDI) with USB connection
6 speakers
CD/MP3/WMA, USB and SD card reader
DAB Digital radio
Composition media system
Three route options - Fast, Short, Eco
12V power socket in centre console
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
6 total speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Heated rear window
Door mirror integrated indicators
LED rear number plate lights
Windscreen wiper with intermittent wipe and 4 position delay
Manual coming/automatic leaving home lighting function
Chrome effect left and right trapezoid exhaust tailpipe fascia surround
LED darkened rear light clusters
Automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking
Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
Rain sensor
Front wash/wipe with interval delay
Heated rear windscreen
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Range adjustable headlights
Twin trapezoid chrome exhaust pipes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 x 7.0 in.
Wheels more: 
Steel space saver spare wheel
inside mounted spare tire
temporary spare tire
All season tires
alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Alarm with interior protection
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Electronic engine immobiliser
Alarm with remote central locking and interior protection
Predictive pedestrian protection
Front assist including city emergency braking
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
DTC - Drag torque control
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Three point height adjust front seatbelts + pretensioners
Front and rear curtain airbags, driver and front passenger airbags with passenger deactivation switch and front side impact airbags
Driver and front passenger safety-optimised head restraints
ESC with EDL, ASR, EDTC and trailer stabilisation function
Volkswagen roadside assistance
3 rear three point seatbelts
Tyre pressure loss indicator
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
emergency braking preparation
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system

Options

Packages: 
EX Launch Edition
EX Gray Interior Color Package
EX Red Interior Color Package
Exterior Options: 
Rear Bumper Applique
Mud Guards
Trunk Cargo Hook
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Package
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Interior Lighting Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black SOFINO, leatherette
#242424
Gray SOFINO, leatherette
#848381
Red SOFINO, leatherette
#873934