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2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Subaru Impreza Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Optima offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Subaru Impreza. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru Impreza.

Convenience
The Kia Optima will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru Impreza, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Kia Optima is somewhat more expensive 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 Optima will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Impreza.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Optima is much wider than the Subaru Impreza, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Optima, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru Impreza.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Optima 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 Optima and the Subaru Impreza. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Optima will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru Impreza.

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

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2016 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $22,140 - $36,040

2016 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,295 - $22,595
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.49%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% As low as 0.48%
City MPG: 22 - 28 25 - 28
Highway MPG: 32 - 39 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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,396 - $33,435 $17,473 - $21,442

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.