Compare 2011 Kia Sportage vs 2010 Subaru Forester

2011 Kia Sportage
2010 Subaru Forester
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage 2WD 4-Door Base 21 29 $17,930 $18,295
Sportage 2WD 4-Door EX 22 31 $21,870 $23,295
Sportage 2WD 4-Door LX 22 31 $19,610 $20,295
Sportage 2WD 4-Door SX 22 27 $24,070 $25,795
Sportage AWD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,280 $24,795
Sportage AWD 4-Door LX 21 28 $21,060 $21,795
Sportage AWD 4-Door SX 21 25 $25,470 $27,295
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4-Door Automatic 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X 20 26 $20,304 $21,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited PZEV 20 26 $24,663 $26,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Nav Sys & Convenience PZEV 20 26 $26,599 $28,595
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Nav Sys & Convenience Pkg 20 26 $26,291 $28,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Navigation System 20 26 $25,856 $27,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Navigation System PZEV 20 26 $26,164 $28,095
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X PZEV 20 26 $20,612 $21,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,410 $23,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium PZEV 20 26 $22,718 $24,095
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg 20 26 $22,744 $24,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 20 26 $23,052 $24,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X w/Special Edition Pkg 20 26 $20,652 $21,895
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 20 26 $20,960 $22,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $26,707 $28,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Limited w/Navigation System 19 24 $28,208 $30,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $24,857 $26,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X 20 27 $19,214 $20,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV 20 27 $19,522 $20,595
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,501 $22,795
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium PZEV 20 27 $21,809 $23,095
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg 20 27 $21,835 $23,195
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 20 27 $22,143 $23,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X w/Special Edition Pkg 20 27 $19,562 $20,695
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 20 27 $19,870 $20,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,930
$20,304
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,295
$21,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$305 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Kia hits game reset, and gives the 2011 Sportage an appealing new look and feel. The 2010 Subaru Forester may not be as powerful or well-equipped as its rivals, but it really shines in its more carlike dynamics and superior handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.9 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 107.6
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.8 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
64.4 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 53.25
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.6 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3157 3300
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Fuel System
NA SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
168 @ 4000 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
176 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.07, 3.74 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Subaru Forester
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6

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