2018 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2018 Kia Forte – Staten Island, NY

The new 2018 Volkswagen Golf and the 2018 Kia Forte have hit the streets, and they are making a show of it. Which has left drivers wondering which vehicle will be a better fit for them and their lifestyle. Island VW of Staten Island, NY is here to help make the head to head comparison of each vehicle to make sure you’re getting all that you desire out of your next vehicle purchase.


2018 Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf gets a mid-cycle update for the 2018 model year. The most notable changes include the discontinuation of the two-door model as well as the availability of the new Discover Media navigation infotainment system with 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other updates include revised exterior styling front and rear. All-wheel drive is now available on the base Golf SportWagen S model. The compact Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot next to the Jetta sedan. But, below the midsize CC and Passat sedans in the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is offered in several variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and raised Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body styles as well as the GTI and Golf R hot hatches, and the electric e-Golf.

The Golf SE comes with blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and front assist with pedestrian detection, while the SEL adds adaptive cruise control. Lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and park assist are part of a package. Plus, the top-spec Golf R features Volkswagen’s reconfigurable Digital Cockpit with a 12.3-inch multi-function display.


2018 Kia Forte

The 2018 Kia Forte is a sedan that those who love technology love, and rightly so. Because every Forte offers the very latest breakthroughs in automotive technology, ensuring you peace of mind while offering the latest in both convenience and entertainment. The 2018 Forte offers a suite of Kia Drive Wise technologies designed not only to alert you of potential accidents, but also to help avoid some altogether. The Forte also offers technology that’s there to help keep you connected while on the run. With the available UVO connectivity system it’s simple to manage music, make hands-free calls, and much more. You can even use Google Maps and send locations to your car via the eServices phone app.

Don’t be fooled though, it isn’t all about the tech with the 2018 Kia Forte – it’s a looker as well. So take a look. And then another. The 2018 Forte’s distinctive styling featuring Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille, available LED positioning lights, and available 17-inch alloy wheels means getting noticed just goes with the territory. Sleek from all sides, the Forte makes a lasting impression no matter your vantage point. And with chrome exhaust accents, a hands-free trunk opener, and available LED rear combination lamps, that includes an eye-catching exit.


Volkswagen Golf

  • Lots of technology
  • Smooth powertrains
  • New model update
  • EPA MPG:
    25 City/33 HWY

Kia Forte

  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto availability
  • Available suite of driver assist safety features
  • Reasonable starting price
  • EPA MPG:
    25 City/34 HWY

Island VW of Staten Island, NY is here to help make sure that you make the right decision when it comes to your vehicle. Come test drive the new 2018 Volkswagen Golf and see for yourself why its the right choice, every time.