2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Subaru Forester Price Comparison

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Price Comparison (MSRP): Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester

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Invoice Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester

Lowest Total Price

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: 8,937

Lowest Total Invoice

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: 9,200
Model Year20162016
TrimSX Limited V62.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price 41,300 33,795
Base Invoice 38,801 31,569
AWD 1,800  
Technology Package 2,500  
Cargo tray 115  
Cargo net 50 90
Cargo cover 150 182
Roof rack crossbars 225 199
Remote start 425 445
Class II trailer hitch 395 634
Navigation and Eyesight Package   1,395
Door sill trim plates   38
Universal garage door opener   76
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   199
Rear bumper protector   95
Metal accent plate, lower front fascia   207
Metal accent plate, lower rear fascia   298
AC power outlet   415
AWD   0
Technology Package   0
Cargo tray   0
Cargo net   58
Cargo cover   118
Roof rack crossbars   117
Remote start   333
Class II trailer hitch   475
Navigation and Eyesight Package   1,195
Door sill trim plates   24
Universal garage door opener   49
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   129
Rear bumper protector   61
Metal accent plate, lower front fascia   134
Metal accent plate, lower rear fascia   193
AC power outlet   311
Options (show) (change) 5,660 4,273
Options (show) (change) 5,120 3,197
Destination 895 850
Total Price 47,855 38,918
Total Invoice 44,816 35,616

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For this 2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Subaru Forester price comparison, we equipped the cars with selected features. The Sorento vs. Forester Price Comparison table displays the specific options added and the total prices. If you want to know how much the Sorento and Forester will cost with the features you specified, this is the table to check. In this case, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring's price is $4,632 lower than the Kia Sorento SX Limited V6's price

Each car includes features that aren't on the other.. The Sorento vs. Forester Features Comparison table tallies up these features and assigns monetary values to them using the site's default values. Compared to the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring, the Kia Sorento SX Limited V6 includes additional features worth $4305. The TrueDelta Value Comparison figures include adjustments for most differences in feature content. However, they do not include advertising fees, factory-to-dealer incentives, or differences in engines, tires, seat configurations, and audio systems. Exceptions: They do include values for third-row seats and media players. (Additional notes)

Is a feature worth more or less than to you that the site's default value? Members can substitute their own values. The Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester Value Comparison adjusts each car's price based on its additional features. Despite a $4305 adjustment for the Kia Sorento SX Limited V6's additional features, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring is $4,632 less than the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 4,632
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 5,168
Model Year20162016
TrimSX Limited V62.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine290hp V6250hp H4
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)18/26 MPG23/28 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers630, 12440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/55-19225/55-18
Total Price47,85538,918
Adjustments for Features-4,3050
Feature-Adjusted Total Price43,55038,918
Total Invoice44,81635,616
Adjustments for Features-4,0320
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice40,78435,616

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Features Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20162016
TrimSX Limited V62.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100
Heated steering wheel$100 
Lead vehicle start alert $25
PIN Code Access $10
Proximity trunk or liftgate opener$125 
Sunshades, second row$125 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25 
Around view cameras$500 
Automatic braking, high-speed $150
Automatic braking, low-speed $250
Blind spot warning system$200 
Front seat active head restraints$50 
Hill descent control $250
Knee airbag, driver $100
Lane sway warning system $25
Obstacle detection, rear$300 
Pedestrian detection $100
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Rear cross-traffic detection$100 
Rearview camera $200
Torque vectoring / active trace control$100 
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Ionizing air filtration$50 
Media drive, small$10 
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Rear HVAC unit$400 
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar $350
Traffic + travel information $25
Traffic information$25 
Voice control for external devices$0 
Bodyside cladding$350 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250
Laminated front side windows$200 
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0 
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Sunroof, large $1100
Wheel-lip moldings$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Automatic headlights$125 
Automatic-off headlights $25
Compass $0
Illuminated visor mirror, driver$50 
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger$50 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Steering-linked fog lights $25
Visor mirror, driver $10
Visor mirror, passenger $10
Lockable center differential$150 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300 
Door sill trim plates $100
Folding third row seats$600 
Heated second row seats$200 
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75 
Memory system, driver seat$200 
Metal pedals$75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Power recliner, passenger seat$100 
Power release, second row seats $100
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Upgraded headliner (optional)$0 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels $350
Chrome-plated alloy wheels$850 
Performance steering system (optional)$0 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Total Value of Features$10,860$6,555
Value of Feature Adjustments$4,305$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-4,0320

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Specifications Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20162016
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase109.4 in103.9 in
Length187.4 in180.9 in
Width74.4 in70.7 in
Height66.3 in66.4 in
Curb Weight4,101 lb.3,624 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.8 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.5 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room59.1 in57.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room56.7 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom41.3 in43.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.3 in39.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room58.0 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.4 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom39.4 in38.0 in
Row 3 Headroom36.3 in0.0 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room52.8 in0.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room41.4 in0.0 in
Row 3 Legroom31.7 in0.0 in
Cargo Volume,
11.3 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
38.0 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
73.0 ft374.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Kia Sorento SX Limited V6

Technology Package
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested90075%
Total Not Requested30025%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Navigation and Eyesight Package
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Steering-linked fog lights25No
Automatic braking, low-speed250No
Automatic braking, high-speed150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection100No
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Total Requested185073%
Total Not Requested70027%

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