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2015 Subaru Forester vs. 2015 Kia Sorento Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the Subaru Forester, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sorento.

Convenience
The Subaru Forester requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Sorento, 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 Subaru Forester will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Sorento. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Subaru Forester will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Kia Sorento.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Forester is much slimmer than the Kia Sorento, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Subaru Forester takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Sorento.

Drivetrain
The Subaru Forester has much lower torque than the Kia Sorento, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Subaru Forester has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Sorento, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Sorento is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Forester has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

Utility
The Subaru Forester has less seating than the Kia Sorento, making the Kia Sorento the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Subaru Forester has less cargo space than the Kia Sorento, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru Forester is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Sorento.

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2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095

2015 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $24,300 - $41,700
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 7.44%
City MPG: 22 - 24 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 28 - 32 24 - 27
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,995 - $30,927 $23,474 - $39,233

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