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2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Subaru Impreza Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Forte offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Subaru Impreza with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Forte, drivers may find the Subaru Impreza a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Forte as you will with the Subaru Impreza, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Impreza.

Dimensions
The Kia Forte is about the same width as the Subaru Impreza. 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 its lower torque, the Kia Forte doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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
The Kia Forte has less horsepower than the Subaru Impreza, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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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2017 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $16,600 - $21,300

2017 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,395 - $24,095
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City MPG: 25 - 29 24 - 28
Highway MPG: 33 - 38 32 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $16,271 - $20,130 $17,567 - $22,829

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.