Compare 2014 Subaru Impreza vs 2014 Kia Forte

2014 Subaru Impreza
2014 Kia Forte
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4-Door Manual 2.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,104 $17,895
5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 33 $17,569 $18,395
4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,021 $18,895
5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,486 $19,395
4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,815 $19,795
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,315 $20,295
5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 33 $19,280 $20,295
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,780 $20,795
5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 33 $19,768 $20,795
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,685 $21,795
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,072 $22,195
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,537 $22,695
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,978 $23,195
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 37 $15,599 $15,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 36 $16,790 $17,500
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $17,708 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 36 $18,528 $19,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,659 $19,600
5-Door HB Automatic EX 24 34 $18,759 $19,700
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,436 $20,600
5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,717 $20,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,378 $21,600
5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,658 $21,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,104
$15,599
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,895
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$298 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2014 Kia Forte finds better focus with well-rounded performance and grabby good looks, but its safety scores concern us.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.9 96.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 62
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 179.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 14.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 10.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2944 2736
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6200 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.26
Trans Type
5 6
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.63
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 6.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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