Compare 2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Kia Sportage
2019 Subaru Forester
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage EX AWD 21 25 $26,718 $28,100
Sportage EX FWD 22 29 $25,270 $26,600
Sportage LX AWD 21 25 $24,248 $25,250
Sportage LX FWD 23 30 $22,800 $23,750
Sportage SX Turbo AWD 20 23 $32,893 $34,600
Sportage SX Turbo FWD 21 26 $31,446 $33,100
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 2.5i 26 33 $22,915 $24,295
Forester 2.5i Limited 26 33 $28,787 $30,795
Forester 2.5i Premium 26 33 $25,110 $26,695
Forester 2.5i Sport 26 33 $27,040 $28,795
Forester 2.5i Touring 26 33 $31,991 $34,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,718
$22,915
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,100
$24,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$468 / month
$405 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The handsome, capable 2019 Kia Sportage does many things well; gas mileage isn’t one of them. The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.6 111.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 53.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 43.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 67.5
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.1 76.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
30.7 31.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.7 31.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 51.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 73.1
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.6
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)
11.9 11.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1650 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3448 3449
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4000 176 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 6000 182 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.60 - 0.75
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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