Compare 2005 Kia Sportage vs 2005 Subaru Forester

2005 Kia Sportage
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4-Door EX 4WD V6 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage 4-Door EX 4WD V6 Automatic 19 23 $20,255 $21,700
Sportage 4-Door EX V6 Automatic 19 25 $18,975 $20,300
Sportage 4-Door LX 4WD I4 Manual 21 26 $17,345 $18,200
Sportage 4-Door LX 4WD V6 Automatic 19 23 $18,880 $19,995
Sportage 4-Door LX I4 Automatic 22 27 $16,945 $17,800
Sportage 4-Door LX I4 Manual 22 27 $15,150 $15,900
Sportage 4-Door LX V6 Automatic 19 25 $17,785 $18,800
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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 28 $20,570 $22,245
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 X Manual 23 30 $19,843 $21,445
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Automatic 22 28 $22,669 $24,645
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Automatic w/Moonroof 22 28 $23,577 $25,645
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS L.L. Bean Edition Automatic 22 28 $24,393 $26,545
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Manual 23 30 $21,942 $23,845
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Manual w/Moonroof 23 30 $22,850 $24,845
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Automatic 20 23 $24,583 $26,645
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Automatic w/Premium Pkg 20 23 $26,122 $28,345
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Manual 19 24 $23,856 $25,845
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Manual w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,395 $27,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,255
$20,570
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,700
$22,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$362 / month
$371 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
42.1 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.9 93.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
171.3 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 65.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.6 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)
66.6 64.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 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)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.4 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.06 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3521 3135
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/162 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.48 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.04 4.44
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Subaru Forester (Natl)
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-link HD Raised
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut 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

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