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Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $39,643

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $5,012

Lowest Total Invoice: $36,271

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $5,591

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelSorentoSorentoForester
TrimSX V6SX Limited V62.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $38,600 $43,900 $34,295
Base Invoice $36,284 $41,199 $32,028
AWD 1,800 1,800  
Advanced Technology Package 2,000    
Cargo tray 115 115  
Cargo net 50 50 90
Cargo cover 150 150 182
Roof rack crossbars 225 225 199
Remote start 425 425 445
Class II trailer hitch 395 395 634
Navigation and Eyesight Package     1,595
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 1,693 1,693  
Advanced Technology Package 1,868    
Cargo tray 93 93  
Cargo net 42 42 58
Cargo cover 120 120 118
Roof rack crossbars 187 187 117
Remote start 353 353 333
Class II trailer hitch 327 327 475
Navigation and Eyesight Package     1,366
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 (change) 5,160 3,160 4,473
Options (change) 4,683 2,815 3,368
Destination 895 895 875
Total Price $44,655 $47,955 $39,643
Total Invoice $41,862 $44,909 $36,271

The configured Kia Sorento 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Kia Sorento and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Kia Sorento SX V6 trim is $38,600. The features would cost an additional $5,160. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $44,655.

The base sticker price of the Kia Sorento SX Limited V6 trim is $43,900. The features would cost an additional $3,160. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $47,955.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $4,473. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,643.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Kia Sorento trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 9. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Kia Sorento 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Kia Sorento and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Kia Sorento SX V6 trim is $36,284. The features would cost an additional $4,683. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $41,862.

The invoice of the Kia Sorento SX Limited V6 trim is $41,199. The features would cost an additional $2,815. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $44,909.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $3,368. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,271.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Kia Sorento trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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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: $3,422
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $4,100
Model Year201720172017
ModelSorentoSorentoForester
TrimSX V6SX Limited V62.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine290hp V6290hp V6250hp H4
TransmissionT6T6CVT-8
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)18/25 MPG18/25 MPG23/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)630, 12630, 12440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/55-19235/55-19225/55-18
Total Price$44,655$47,955$39,643
Adjustments for Features-1,590-2,7650
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$43,065$45,190$39,643
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,125$0
Total Invoice$41,862$44,909$36,271
Adjustments for Features-1,491-2,5890
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$40,371$42,320$36,271
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,949$0

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Features Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year201720172017
ModelSorentoSorentoForester
TrimSX V6SX Limited V62.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control  $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000 
Lead vehicle start alert  $25
PIN Code Access  $10
Proximity trunk or liftgate opener$125$125 
Sunshades, second row$125$125 
Universal garage door opener $100$100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25$25 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0 
Around view cameras $500 
Backup collision intervention  $250
Hill descent control  $250
Knee airbag, driver  $100
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based  $200
Lane sway warning system  $25
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system  $100
Rearview camera$200 $200
Vehicle health reports  $0
Cargo Management 
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125$125 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$0$0 
Apple CarPlay support$0$0 
Ionizing air filtration$50$50 
Navigation map updates, three years  $0
Rear air vents with manual controls$150$150 
Rear HVAC unit$400$400 
Siri Eyes Free support  $0
Surround sound$250$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar  $300
Traffic + travel information  $25
Traffic information$25$25 
Voice control for external devices$0$0 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding$350$350 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)  $250
Laminated front side windows$200$200 
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0$0 
Panoramic sunroof$1200$1200 
Sunroof, large  $1100
Wheel-lip moldings$75$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Approach detection$25$25 
Auto-dimming headlights  $200
Compass  $0
LED headlights  $1000
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25$25 
Power-folding mirrors$50$50 
Xenon HID headlights$500$500 
Powertrain 
Lockable center differential$150$150 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300$300 
Door sill trim plates  $100
Folding third row seats$600$600 
Heated second row seats $200 
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200$200 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75$75 
Metal pedals $75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $100
Power recliner, passenger seat$100$100 
Power release, second row seats  $100
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Upgraded headliner (optional)$0$0 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350 $350
Chrome-plated alloy wheels $850 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200 
Performance steering system (optional)$0$0 
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0
Terrain selector  $200
Total Value of Features$10,225$11,400$8,635
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,590$2,765$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,491-2,5890

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Specifications Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20172017
ModelSorentoForester
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 in53.9 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in43.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.3 in39.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room58.0 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.4 in53.0 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,
Minimum
11.3 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
38.0 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
73.0 ft374.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Kia Sorento SX V6

Advanced Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Total Requested160060%
Total Not Requested105040%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0No
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Torque vectoring / active trace control100Yes
Backup collision intervention250No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Total Requested245080%
Total Not Requested62520%

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