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2014 Subaru Impreza

2014 Kia Forte

  2014 Subaru Impreza 2014 Kia Forte
MSRP
$17,895
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$15,900
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Invoice $17,104 $15,599
MPG
City/Highway
25/36 21/37
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review The 2014 Kia Forte finds better focus with well-rounded performance and grabby good looks, but its safety scores concern us. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Attractive styling
  • Responsive, drama-free handling
  • Standard AWD
  • Easy loading, flat cargo floor
  • 36 mpg, in an all-wheel-drive car

Dislikes:

  • Interior trim still feels cheap
  • Road noise
  • Mandatory AWD
  • Lack of advanced infotainment options

Likes:

  • One of the best-looking compact cars
  • A well-finished, smartly laid out interior
  • Better road manners
  • Smoother drivetrain (2.0)
  • New UVO points to the future

Dislikes:

  • Front seats need more support
  • Back seat head room is slim
  • Three-mode steering is more for show
  • Acceleration is moderate
  • Safety ratings are lower than expected
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