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2014 Kia Forte

2014 Subaru Impreza

  2014 Kia Forte 2014 Subaru Impreza 5dr Auto 2.0i Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$15,900
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$17,895
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Invoice $15,599 $17,104
MPG
City/Highway
21/37 25/36
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2014 Kia Forte finds better focus with well-rounded performance and grabby good looks, but its safety scores concern us. Read Full Review The 2014 Subaru Impreza remains the only option in its class to come equipped with standard all-wheel-drive, where many don't offer it all. It's tough, practical, and looks good, too. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • One of the best-looking compact cars
  • A well-finished, smartly laid out interior
  • Better road manners
  • Smoother drivetrain (2.0)
  • New UVO points to the future

Dislikes:

  • Front seats need more support
  • Back seat head room is slim
  • Three-mode steering is more for show
  • Acceleration is moderate
  • Safety ratings are lower than expected

Likes:

  • Attractive styling
  • Responsive, drama-free handling
  • Standard AWD
  • Easy loading, flat cargo floor
  • 36 mpg, in an all-wheel-drive car

Dislikes:

  • Interior trim still feels cheap
  • Road noise
  • Mandatory AWD
  • Lack of advanced infotainment options
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