2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid vs. 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Review

Picture of the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

2023 Kia
Sportage Hybrid

MSRP*: $27,490 to $36,390
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Picture of the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek

2024 Subaru

MSRP*: $25,195 to $32,195
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MPG - City 38 - 42 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 38 - 44 MPG 33 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 74.1 ft3 54.7 - 54.9 ft3
  • 177-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 152-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 177 hp 152 - 182 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs 1,500 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 183.5 in 176.4 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 70.9 - 71.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Front 42.9 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 37.8 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.1 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 38.0 in

*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

Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sportage Hybrid 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 Hybrid.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sportage Hybrid as you will with the Subaru Crosstrek, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Crosstrek.

Since the Kia Sportage Hybrid is much wider than the Subaru Crosstrek, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Sportage Hybrid, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Crosstrek.

The Kia Sportage Hybrid has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Crosstrek, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

With the Kia Sportage Hybrid, 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 Hybrid and the Subaru Crosstrek.

With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Sportage Hybrid transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Crosstrek.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Sportage Hybrid and the Subaru Crosstrek. With the Kia Sportage Hybrid, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru Crosstrek.