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2020 Kia Forte vs. 2020 Subaru Impreza Review

New 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia
Forte

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New 2020 Subaru Impreza

2020 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*
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$17,890 to $23,090
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$18,695 to $25,795
Invoice* $17,263 to $22,050 $17,844 to $24,401
MPG - City 25 - 31 23 - 28
MPG - Hwy 32 - 41 31 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

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. The Subaru Impreza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Forte.

Convenience
The Kia Forte 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). 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 a little wider than the Subaru Impreza, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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. The Kia Forte has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than 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.