Compare 2013 Kia Forte vs 2013 Subaru Impreza

2013 Kia Forte
2013 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,950 $17,800
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $16,080 $16,400
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,380 $19,300
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $15,100 $15,400
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,430 $18,300
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,860 $19,800
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,520 $18,400
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,860 $19,800
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,570 $17,400
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,900 $18,800
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4-Door Automatic 2.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,021 $18,895
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,888 $21,995
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,315 $20,295
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,104 $17,895
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,815 $19,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,486 $19,395
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,352 $22,495
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,780 $20,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,792 $22,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,685 $21,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 33 $17,569 $18,395
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 33 $19,280 $20,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 33 $19,768 $20,795

Pricing

Invoice Price

$16,950
$18,021

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$17,800
$18,895

Monthly Payment Estimate

$297 / month
$315 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

It's a family affair: the Kia Forte lineup is more comfortable, more eager, and better finished than ever, and a step up from what its sticker price might suggest. The 2013 Impreza retains the Subaru hallmarks of standard all-wheel drive, practicality, and durability, while packing in more features for the money—and it looks good doing it.

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Fuel Economy

City

26 mpg 27 mpg

Highway

36 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

53.300 53.1

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.700 55.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

96.800 96.9

Second Head Room (in)

37.600 37.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.700 54.2

Front Leg Room (in)

43.300 43.5

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

53.000 52.2

Second Leg Room (in)

35.000 35.4

Front Head Room (in)

40.000 39.8

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

61.300 59.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.900 5.7

Length, Overall (in)

178.300 180.3

Height, Overall (in)

57.500 57.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.600 59.6

Wheelbase (in)

104.300 104.1

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - 27.0

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

69.900 68.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.700 12.0

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 - 10.8 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

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 - 10.9 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

13.700 14.5

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

14.200 16.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

33.900 34.8

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.890 3.2

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - N/A

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

- TBD - NA

Front Tire Size

P195/65R15 P195/65R15

Spare Tire Size

- TBD - T135/80D16

Front Tire Order Code

- TBD - NA

Spare Tire Order Code

- TBD - NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/65R15 P195/65R15

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2791 2977

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x 5.5 15 x 6

Spare Wheel Size (in)

- TBD - Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x 5.5 15 x 6

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

6.300 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

110 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

144 @ 4300 145 @ 4200

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0L/122 2.0L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

156 @ 6200 148 @ 6200

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas Flat 4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 36

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

26 27

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 30

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.800 1.658

Trans Type

6 CVT

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.000 0.885

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.380 3.667

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.630 2.262

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.880 3.700

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.380 1.208

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.770 0.618

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.210 3.581

Summary

Vehicle Name

Kia Forte Subaru Impreza Sedan

Body Style

4 Door Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion Beam Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

8 - TBD -

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.3 6.1

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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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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