Fit and finish on the jetta is the main gripe for most. Cheap hard plastic everywhere with rattles... And also the jetta was put on a larger platform so it isn't a small car either even though it is classified as one. acceleration is sluggish from a start but pretty good once you get to 20mph. Still love my car though.
Out of the cars you mentioned the kia would be better for me. best warranty of those choices and looks nice. outside those choices, a base sonata or veloster would be my choice. stylish and economical with again, great warranties. Got a friend who just got a veloster and loves it.