Compare 2000 Kia Sportage vs 2000 Subaru Forester

2000 Kia Sportage
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2-Door Convertible Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage 2-Door Convertible Automatic 18 21 $12,924 $14,195
Sportage 2-Door Convertible Manual 4WD 20 22 $13,258 $14,695
Sportage 4-Door Automatic 18 21 $14,651 $16,095
Sportage 4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 22 $15,880 $17,595
Sportage 4-Door Automatic 4WD EX 19 22 $17,810 $19,895
Sportage 4-Door Automatic EX 18 21 $16,890 $18,695
Sportage 4-Door Manual 20 23 $13,741 $15,095
Sportage 4-Door Manual 4WD 20 22 $14,970 $16,595
Sportage 4-Door Manual 4WD EX 20 22 $16,900 $18,895
Sportage 4-Door Manual EX 20 23 $15,980 $17,695
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4-Door L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door L Automatic 21 27 $19,043 $20,895
Forester 4-Door L Manual 22 28 $18,324 $20,095
Forester 4-Door S Automatic 21 27 $21,225 $23,395
Forester 4-Door S Manual 22 28 $20,506 $22,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,924
$19,043
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,195
$20,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$237 / month
$348 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.5 51.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.1 95.1
Second Leg Room (in)
31.0 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
40.9 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.1 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.0
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
56.7 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
156.4 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 42.5
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 62.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 21.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.7 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
92.9 99.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
13.0 27.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
39.4 63.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 36.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 38.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.23 x - TBD - 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.10 x 0.94 10.7 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.54 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.2 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/75R15 205/70SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/75R15 205/70SR15
Spare Tire Size
P205/75R15 205/70SR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3102 3170
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 75
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 5500 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 27
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.70 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.78 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83 3.03
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Subaru Forester
Body Style
2 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Link

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