Compare 2015 Kia Forte vs 2015 Subaru Impreza

2015 Kia Forte
2015 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 36 $18,432 $19,390
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 39 $16,785 $17,490
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 37 $15,587 $15,890
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic EX 25 33 $18,751 $19,690
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,647 $21,890
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,707 $20,890
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,653 $19,590
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,368 $21,590
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $17,698 $18,590
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,428 $20,590
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4-Door CVT 2.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan 4-Door CVT 2.0i 28 37 $18,298 $19,195
Impreza Sedan 4-Door CVT 2.0i Limited 28 37 $21,164 $22,295
Impreza Sedan 4-Door CVT 2.0i Premium 28 37 $19,962 $20,995
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,381 $18,195
Impreza Wagon 5-Door CVT 2.0i 28 37 $18,763 $19,695
Impreza Wagon 5-Door CVT 2.0i Limited 28 37 $21,630 $22,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door CVT 2.0i Premium 28 37 $20,427 $21,495
Impreza Wagon 5-Door CVT 2.0i Sport Limited 28 37 $22,070 $23,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door CVT 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,869 $21,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,846 $18,695
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 24 33 $19,952 $20,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,432
$18,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,390
$19,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$323 / month
$320 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Reasonably well-rounded performance and attractive looks inside and out give the Forte lots of curb appeal, but disappointing safety scores and a lack of comfort mean that it isn't quite the high achiever that the larger Optima has been. The 2015 Subaru Impreza is tough, practical, and relatively attractive, offering a small all-wheel-drive package for those who need it without the big fuel-economy penalty it used to bring.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 52.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 96.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
179.5 180.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 12
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.9
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 10.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2844 3021
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6500 148 @ 6200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4700 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.58 - 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.7 (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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