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2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Review

New 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia
Sportage

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New 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Subaru
Crosstrek

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MSRP*
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$23,990 to $35,150
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$22,245 to $27,995
Invoice* $23,031 to $33,569 $21,108 to $26,411
MPG - City 19 - 23 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 29 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sportage than in the Subaru Crosstrek. The Subaru Crosstrek 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
With the Subaru Crosstrek, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Sportage, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Sportage is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Crosstrek. 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 Crosstrek.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sportage is much wider than the Subaru Crosstrek, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Kia Sportage takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Crosstrek.

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

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

Performance
With the Kia Sportage, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Subaru Crosstrek. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Kia Sportage and the Subaru Crosstrek.

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 Crosstrek. The Kia Sportage has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Subaru Crosstrek.

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