Compare 2016 Kia Forte vs 2016 Subaru Impreza

2016 Kia Forte
2016 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 35 $18,993 $19,990
Forte 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 39 $16,991 $17,700
Forte 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 37 $15,684 $15,990
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic EX 25 33 $19,367 $20,390
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic LX 25 33 $17,359 $18,090
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,740 $21,990
Forte 5-Door 5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,811 $20,990
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,895 $19,890
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,461 $21,690
Forte Koup 2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,521 $20,690
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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 $18,390 $19,295
Impreza Sedan 4-Door CVT 2.0i Limited 28 37 $21,442 $22,595
Impreza Sedan 4-Door CVT 2.0i Premium 28 37 $20,055 $21,095
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,473 $18,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door CVT 2.0i 28 37 $18,855 $19,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door CVT 2.0i Limited 28 37 $21,907 $23,095
Impreza Wagon 5-Door CVT 2.0i Premium 28 37 $20,520 $21,595
Impreza Wagon 5-Door CVT 2.0i Sport Limited 28 37 $22,347 $23,595
Impreza Wagon 5-Door CVT 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,962 $22,095
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,938 $18,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 24 33 $20,046 $21,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,993
$18,390
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,990
$19,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$322 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
There's a lot of curb appeal in the 2016 Kia Forte, although lackluster safety scores and cabin-comfort shortcomings keep it from being another Kia high-achiever. The 2016 Subaru Impreza is the compact car to choose when you require all-wheel drive for year-round traction but don't want or need the gas-mileage hit that comes with boxy SUVs and rugged trail ability.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
179.5 180.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 57.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 12
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2844 3021
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4700 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 37
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.7
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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