Compare 2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Kia Sportage
2019 Subaru Forester
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FWD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD LX 23 30 $22,800 $23,750
AWD LX 21 25 $24,248 $25,250
FWD EX 22 29 $25,270 $26,600
AWD EX 21 25 $26,718 $28,100
FWD SX Turbo 21 26 $31,446 $33,100
AWD SX Turbo 20 23 $32,893 $34,600
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5i 26 33 $22,915 $24,295
2.5i Premium 26 33 $25,110 $26,695
2.5i Sport 26 33 $27,040 $28,795
2.5i Limited 26 33 $28,787 $30,795
2.5i Touring 26 33 $31,991 $34,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,800
$22,915
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,750
$24,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / 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
23 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 43.3
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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.4 8.7
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.1
Height, Overall (in)
64.4 67.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 61.8
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 35.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.7 35.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 73.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 51.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/60HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1650 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3305 3449
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 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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2019 Kia Sportage
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  • No factory rebate, but dealer discounting possible
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