Compare 2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Subaru Impreza

2017 Kia Forte
2017 Subaru Impreza
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX Automatic 25 33 $20,130 $21,300
Forte LX Automatic 29 38 $16,932 $17,600
Forte S Automatic 29 38 $18,318 $19,300
Forte5 SX DCT 25 30 $22,422 $23,800
Forte5 SX Manual 23 29 $24,426 $26,000
2017 Subaru Impreza
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,130
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,300
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Kia Forte looks more handsome and finely detailed for 2017, as well as even better-equipped for the money, although its tight packaging and lackluster safety scores will likely remain concerns. The 2017 Subaru Impreza blends sensible road manners with all-wheel drive and a digestible price. It's right in line with compact competitors, all of which offer something different in the segment.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg -
Highway
33 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 -
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 -
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
179.5 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 -
Spare Tire Size
NA -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P215/45HR17 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2844 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
164 @ 6200 -
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
151 @ 4000 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
2.0 L/122 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 -
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.73 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 -
Trans Type
6 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan -
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 -
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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