Compare 2007 Kia Sportage vs 2007 Subaru Forester

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2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 23 28 $15,150 $15,900
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic LX 22 27 $17,990 $18,895
4WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 22 28 $18,480 $19,395
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 19 25 $18,820 $19,895
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 19 23 $20,010 $21,195
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 25 $20,000 $21,395
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 23 $21,370 $22,895
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AWD 4-Door H4 MT X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door H4 MT X 22 29 $20,015 $21,195
AWD 4-Door H4 MT PZEV X 22 29 $20,226 $21,395
AWD 4-Door H4 MT Sports X 22 29 $20,475 $21,695
AWD 4-Door H4 MT PZEV Sports X 22 29 $20,686 $21,895
AWD 4-Door H4 AT X 23 28 $20,742 $21,995
AWD 4-Door H4 AT PZEV X 23 28 $20,953 $22,195
AWD 4-Door H4 AT Sports X 23 28 $21,202 $22,495
AWD 4-Door H4 AT PZEV Sports X 23 28 $21,413 $22,695
AWD 4-Door H4 MT X w/Premium Pkg 22 29 $22,271 $23,695
AWD 4-Door H4 MT PZEV X w/Premium Pkg 22 29 $22,482 $23,895
AWD 4-Door H4 AT X w/Premium Pkg 23 28 $22,998 $24,495
AWD 4-Door H4 AT PZEV X w/Premium Pkg 23 28 $23,209 $24,695
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo MT PZEV Sports XT 20 27 $24,380 $25,995
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo MT Sports XT 20 27 $24,380 $25,995
AWD 4-Door H4 AT X L.L. Bean Ed 23 28 $24,930 $26,695
AWD 4-Door H4 AT PZEV X L.L. Bean Ed 23 28 $25,141 $26,895
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo AT PZEV Sports XT 21 26 $25,288 $26,995
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo AT Sports XT 21 26 $25,288 $26,995
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo MT PZEV XT Ltd 20 27 $26,116 $27,895
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo MT XT Ltd 20 27 $26,116 $27,895
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo AT PZEV XT Ltd 21 26 $26,843 $28,695
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo AT XT Ltd 21 26 $26,843 $28,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,150
$20,015
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
$21,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
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
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)
54.6 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.9 95.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
171.3 176.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 65.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 68.6
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 30.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 53.25
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.6 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.40
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3230 3140
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 166 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 173 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.64 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Subaru Forester
Suspension
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
Dual-link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut

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