Subaru Forester vs. Kia Sportage

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$23,795
$23,600 - $25,100 (MSRP)

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
181 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L 4 Cyl DOHC 16V w/VVT
2.4L GDI DOHC 16V I4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43 in.
41.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.4 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38 in.
38.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.8 in.
39.1 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/60HR17
P225/60HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 in.
105.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
176.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3395 - 3450 lbs.
3305 - 3448 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
181 hp

Torque

Torque
174 ft. lbs.
175 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 lbs.
1650 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 lbs.
165 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal.
16.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 mpg
23 - 27 mpg

City

City
26 mpg
21 - 23 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
25 - 30 mpg

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester
Kia Sportage

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
108.3 ft³.
98.6 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3395 - 3450 lbs.
3305 - 3448 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 mpg.
22 - 26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
26 mpg.
21 - 23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 mpg.
25 - 30 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs.
1650 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs.
165 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs.
1650 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs.
165 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
1500 lbs.
1650 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4
Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
2.5 L/152
2.4 L/144

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 - 0.61
4.21

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67
2.64

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70
1.80

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3
1.39

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
1.00

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone
0.77

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
3.38

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
3.06 - 3.19

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17
6.8 - 8.0

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17
Strut

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Multi-Link

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 - 17 X 7 in.
Strut

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 - 17 X 7 in.
Multi-Link

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
P225/60HR17

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
P225/60HR17

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Compact

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
17 X 7 in.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
17 X 7 in.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft.
Compact in.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Aluminum

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Aluminum

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Steel

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Rack-Pinion

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.6 in.
34.8 ft.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 in.
4-Wheel Disc

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.9 gal.
4-Wheel

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.4 in.
Yes

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43 in.
Yes

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57 in.
12 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.9 in.
11.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.8 in.
16.4 gal.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38 in.
39.3 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.5 in.
41.5 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53 in.
57.1 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 in.
54.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in.
39.1 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
66.4 in.
38.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.9 in.
55.1 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.1 in.
51.2 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
8.7 in.
105.1 in.

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
71.9 in.
176.4 in.

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
37.1 in.
73 in.

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
45.9 in.
64.4 - 65.2 in.

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
42.2 in.
63.5 in.

Cargo Box (Area) Height

Cargo Box (Area) Height
34.8 in.
64 in.

Liftover Height

Liftover Height
28.6 in.
6.4 - 6.8 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
74.7 ft³.
60.1 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
34.4 ft³.
30.7 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
34.4 ft³.
30.7 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Forester
Sportage

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact Sport Utility
Compact Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.5
2.4

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4