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Compare 2004 Kia Sorento vs 2004 Subaru Forester

2004 Kia Sorento
2004 Subaru Forester
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4-Door EX 4WD Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento 4-Door EX 4WD Automatic 15 20 $23,050 $24,850
Sorento 4-Door EX Automatic 16 19 $21,385 $23,050
Sorento 4-Door LX 4WD Automatic 15 20 $21,380 $22,650
Sorento 4-Door LX 4WD Manual 15 19 $19,660 $20,800
Sorento 4-Door LX Automatic 16 19 $19,625 $20,750
Sorento 4-Door LX Manual 16 19 $17,990 $18,995
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4-Door 2.5 X Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 X Automatic 22 27 $19,928 $21,820
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 X Manual 21 28 $19,209 $21,020
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Automatic 22 27 $21,870 $24,070
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Automatic w/Prem Pkg & Lthr 22 27 $23,440 $25,820
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Automatic w/Premium Pkg 22 27 $22,767 $25,070
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Manual 21 28 $21,151 $23,270
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Manual w/Premium Pkg 21 28 $22,048 $24,270
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Automatic 19 23 $23,604 $25,895
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Automatic w/Prem Pkg & Lthr 19 23 $25,174 $27,645
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Manual 18 23 $22,885 $25,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,050
$19,928
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,850
$21,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$414 / month
$364 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.0 93.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
58.0 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
71.3 65.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 68.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
179.8 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 67.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.4 64.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 37.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.4 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.66 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 34.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P245/70HR16 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70HR16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70HR16 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 176
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4317 3135
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 520
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
217 @ 3000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/214 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
192 @ 5500 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.67 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.48 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.80 3.03
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Subaru Forester (Natl)
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-link HD Raised

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