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Selected Style 4-Door Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 19 23 $13,541 $14,895
4-Door Manual 4WD 19 23 $14,770 $16,395
4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 23 $15,680 $17,395
4-Door Manual 4WD EX 19 23 $16,500 $18,495
4-Door Automatic 4WD EX 19 23 $17,410 $19,495
4-Door Automatic 19 23 $14,451 $15,895
4-Door Manual EX 19 23 $15,580 $17,295
4-Door Automatic EX 19 23 $16,490 $18,295
4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD 21 27 $17,454 $18,695
4-Door Manual PA Pkg AWD L 21 27 $18,034 $19,995
4-Door Automatic PA Pkg AWD L 21 26 $18,745 $20,795
4-Door Manual QA Pkg AWD S 21 27 $19,925 $22,195
4-Door Automatic QA Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,636 $22,995
4-Door Manual QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 27 $20,191 $22,495
4-Door Automatic QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,902 $23,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,541
$17,454
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,895
$18,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$248 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose 4WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.5 51.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 125.7 95.1
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 50.4 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 53.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 44.5 43.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 21.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.7 57.1
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 56.7 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 170.3 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 42.5
Height, Overall (in) 65.0 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 38.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.8 32.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 66.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 55.4 66.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 36.9
Brakes
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.23 x - TBD - 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.10 x - TBD - 10.7 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.54 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/75R15 205/70SR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/75R15 205/70SR15
Spare Tire Size P205/75R15 205/70SR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3186 3020
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - (48 amp/hr) 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 85
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 5500 165 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 127 @ 4000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.11
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.78 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.55
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Sportage Subaru Forester
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear 3-Bar Link Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Panhard Rod w/Parallel Link
 
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