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2018 Volkswagen Jetta

2018 Kia Soul

2018 Kia Soul

2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2018 Kia Soul

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta remains a strong option among drivers in Oceanside and the surrounding suburbs. There are other options worth considering, though, including the 2018 Kia Soul and the 2018 Toyota Corolla. In many areas, the Jetta beats out both of these models, and you can find out more with this rundown of the new VW Jetta and Kia Soul from the team at Sunrise Volkswagen in Lynbrook, NY.

Performance Specs and Fuel Efficiency

Whether you’re looking for more power under the hood or better savings at the fuel pump, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta compares favorably to the 2018 Kia Soul:

2018 VW Jetta


2018 Kia Soul
Turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder (150 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque)

Base engine performance

1.6L four-cylinder (130 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque)
2.0L I-4 (210 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque)

Peak engine performance

Turbocharged 1.6L inline-four (201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque)
Turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder (40 mpg highway, 28 mpg city)

Peak fuel economy (Based on EPA Estimates)

1.6L four-cylinder (31 mpg highway, 26 mpg city)

Standard Features

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and 2018 Kia Soul both come standard with a wide array of base features, including important benchmarks like 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth® phone and audio, cruise control, power windows and door locks, rearview camera, and touchscreen interface. Unlike the Kia Soul base trim, though, the VW Jetta base trim comes standard with:

  • Keyless entry
  • Remote trunk release
  • Express up/down rear windows
  • Full-size spare wheel and tire
  • Radio data system
  • Radio theft deterrent
  • MP3 decoder
  • CD player

Additionally, the VW Jetta interior gets a standard six-way adjustable front passenger seat, while the Kia Soul front passenger seat only has four adjustable settings.

Get Behind the Wheel of the 2018 VW Jetta

The new VW Jetta is on sale right now near Long Beach at Sunrise Volkswagen, located at 931 Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook, IL. We’re open for sales seven days a week, and you can contact us for more information.

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