Compare 2011 Kia Sportage vs 2010 Subaru Forester

2011 Kia Sportage
2010 Subaru Forester
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 21 29 $17,930 $18,295
2WD 4-Door LX 22 31 $19,610 $20,295
4WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $21,060 $21,795
2WD 4-Door EX 22 31 $21,870 $23,295
4WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,280 $24,795
2WD 4-Door SX 22 27 $24,070 $25,795
AWD 4-Door SX 21 25 $25,470 $27,295
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4-Door Manual 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 20 27 $19,214 $20,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 20 27 $19,522 $20,595
4-Door Manual w/Special Edition Pkg 2.5X 20 27 $19,562 $20,695
4-Door Manual w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 2.5X 20 27 $19,870 $20,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 20 26 $20,304 $21,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 20 26 $20,612 $21,795
4-Door Automatic w/Special Edition Pkg 2.5X 20 26 $20,652 $21,895
4-Door Automatic w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 2.5X 20 26 $20,960 $22,195
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,501 $22,795
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,809 $23,095
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,835 $23,195
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 27 $22,143 $23,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,410 $23,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,718 $24,095
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,744 $24,195
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 26 $23,052 $24,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $24,663 $26,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $24,857 $26,495
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5X Limited 20 26 $25,856 $27,795
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,164 $28,095
4-Door Automatic w/Nav Sys & Convenience Pkg 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,291 $28,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $26,707 $28,495
4-Door Automatic w/Nav Sys & Convenience PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,599 $28,595
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $28,208 $30,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,930
$19,214
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,295
$20,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$305 / month
$338 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Kia hits game reset, and gives the 2011 Sportage an appealing new look and feel. The 2010 Subaru Forester may not be as powerful or well-equipped as its rivals, but it really shines in its more carlike dynamics and superior handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.9 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 107.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.8 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
64.4 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.6 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 53.25
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 61.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3157 3250
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
176 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
NA SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
168 @ 4000 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
Transmission
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.07, 3.74 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Subaru Forester
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.5

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