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2015 Kia Sportage vs. 2015 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Sportage offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage.

Convenience
The Subaru Forester requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Sportage, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Sportage will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Forester. 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 Sportage will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sportage is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Kia Sportage is slightly shorter than the Subaru Forester, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Kia Sportage and the Subaru Forester are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Kia Sportage has the same turning radius as the Subaru Forester, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Kia Sportage is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. The Kia Sportage has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Sportage and the Subaru Forester. The Kia Sportage has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Forester.

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

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2015 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*: $21,750 - $29,600

2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 7.44% --
City MPG: 19 - 21 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 24 - 28 28 - 32
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*: $20,881 - $27,598 $20,995 - $30,927

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