Compare 1999 Subaru Forester vs 1999 Kia Sportage

1999 Subaru Forester
1999 Kia Sportage
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4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual AWD NA 21 27 $17,641 $18,695
4-Door Manual RA AWD L 21 27 $18,234 $19,995
4-Door Automatic RA AWD L 21 26 $18,953 $20,795
4-Door Manual QU All Weather Pkg AWD S 21 27 $20,416 $22,495
4-Door Automatic QU All Weather Pkg AWD S 21 26 $21,135 $23,295
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2-Door Convertible Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 23 $12,724 $13,995
2-Door Convertible Manual 4WD 19 23 $13,058 $14,495
4-Door Manual 19 23 $13,441 $14,795
4-Door Automatic 19 23 $14,351 $15,795
4-Door Manual 4WD 19 23 $14,670 $16,295
4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 23 $15,580 $17,295
4-Door Manual EX 19 23 $15,680 $17,395
4-Door Automatic EX 19 23 $16,590 $18,395
4-Door Manual 4WD EX 19 23 $16,600 $18,595
4-Door Automatic 4WD EX 19 23 $17,510 $19,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,641
$12,724
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,695
$13,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Special Purpose 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 48.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.4 52.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.1 88.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 31.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 156.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
42.5 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 65.0
Liftover Height (in)
21.5 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 56.7
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 92.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 68.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.2 13.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.6 39.4
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)
9.0 x 1.38 10.23 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.94 11.10 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 32.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
205/70SR15 P205/75R15
Spare Tire Size
205/70SR15 P205/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/70SR15 P205/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3090 3102
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD - (48 amp/hr)
Engine
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 127 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 130 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.83
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.49
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.78
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 2 Door
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Kia Sportage
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -

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