Compare 1998 Kia Sportage vs 1998 Subaru Forester

1998 Kia Sportage
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4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 19 23 $13,541 $14,895
4-Door Automatic 19 23 $14,451 $15,895
4-Door Manual 4WD 19 23 $14,770 $16,395
4-Door Manual EX 19 23 $15,580 $17,295
4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 23 $15,680 $17,395
4-Door Automatic EX 19 23 $16,490 $18,295
4-Door Manual 4WD EX 19 23 $16,500 $18,495
4-Door Automatic 4WD EX 19 23 $17,410 $19,495
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4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD
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 Manual QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 27 $20,191 $22,495
4-Door Automatic QA Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,636 $22,995
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose 4WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 43.0
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 42.5
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 62.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 36.9
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.7
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P205/75R15 205/70SR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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 Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 85
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - (48 amp/hr) 520
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.55
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Bar Link Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Panhard Rod w/Parallel Link
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

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