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2015 Kia Forte vs. 2015 Subaru Impreza Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the Subaru Impreza. The Subaru Impreza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Forte.

Convenience
With the Subaru Impreza you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Kia Forte, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Forte will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Impreza. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Forte and the Subaru Impreza have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Forte is much wider than the Subaru Impreza, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Kia Forte takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Impreza.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Forte transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru Impreza.

Handling
The Kia Forte has about the same turning radius as the Subaru Impreza, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte is somewhat more powerful than the Subaru Impreza.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Subaru Impreza.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Forte than that of the Subaru Impreza.

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2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $19,690 - $20,890

2015 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,695 - $23,295
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 - 25 25 - 28
Highway MPG: 29 - 33 34 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $18,751 - $19,707 $17,846 - $22,070

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