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For this 2014 Kia Sorento vs. 2014 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 2.5i Limited's price is $3,001 lower than the Kia Sorento EX 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 2.5i Limited, the Kia Sorento EX V6 includes additional features worth $2955. 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 $2955 adjustment for the Kia Sorento EX V6's additional features, the Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited is $3,001 less than the Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited.

Invoice Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester

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

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

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

Lowest Total Price: Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited
Difference: 5,956
Lowest Total Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited
Difference: 6,231
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Model Year20142014201420142014
ModelSorentoSorentoSorentoForesterForester
TrimEX V6SXSX Limited2.5i Limited2.5i Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price 30,000 35,000 38,000 27,995 29,995
Base Invoice 28,425 32,865 35,680 26,222 28,051
Touring Package 4,400        
Cargo tray 95 95 95    
Cargo net 50 50 50 87 87
Rear bumper protector 75 75   92 92
Cargo cover 125 125 125 182 182
Roof rack crossbars 225 225 225 199 199
Class II trailer hitch 400 400 400 622 622
AWD 1,800 1,800 1,800    
Illuminated door sill trim plates 250        
Auto-dimming rearview mirror       198 198
Navigation system       1,100  
Door sill trim plates       36 36
Universal garage door opener       74 74
Metal accent plate, lower front fascia       202 202
Metal accent plate, lower rear fascia       293 293
AC power outlet       409 409
Touring Package       0 0
Cargo tray       0 0
Cargo net       56 56
Rear bumper protector       59 59
Cargo cover       118 118
Roof rack crossbars       117 117
Class II trailer hitch       466 466
AWD       0 0
Illuminated door sill trim plates       0 0
Auto-dimming rearview mirror       128 128
Navigation system       975 0
Door sill trim plates       23 23
Universal garage door opener       48 48
Metal accent plate, lower front fascia       131 131
Metal accent plate, lower rear fascia       190 190
AC power outlet       306 306
Options (show) (change) 7,420 2,770 2,695 3,494 2,394
Options (show) (change) 6,620 2,465 2,405 2,617 1,642
Destination 850 850 850 825 825
Total Price 38,270 38,620 41,545 32,314 33,214
Total Invoice 35,895 36,180 38,935 29,664 30,518

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 3,001
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 3,459
Model Year20142014201420142014
ModelSorentoSorentoSorentoForesterForester
TrimEX V6SXSX Limited2.5i Limited2.5i Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine290hp V6290hp V6290hp V6170hp H4170hp H4
TransmissionT6T6T6CVTCVT
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)18/24 MPG18/24 MPG18/24 MPG24/32 MPG24/32 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers550, 10550, 10550, 10?, 6440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/60-18235/55-19235/55-19225/60-17225/60-17
Total Price38,27038,62041,54532,31433,214
Adjustments for Features-2,955-3,005-4,0550-400
Feature-Adjusted Total Price35,31535,61537,49032,31432,814
Cost Above Minimum03002,1750500
Total Invoice35,89536,18038,93529,66430,518
Adjustments for Features-2,772-2,815-3,8000-368
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice33,12333,36535,13529,66430,150
Cost Above Minimum02422,0120486

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Price of the the Kia Sorento

Price of the Kia Sorento: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
20124dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Affordable compared to other similar cars
20114dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very competitive pricing compared to like size and equipped vehicles.
20114dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Incentives are enticing 0% financing and very competitive lease options
20114dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For the price, you get a very well made car
20114dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I bought pre owned and I couldn't find another brand SUV with the same features for the same price. Definitely a fan of the low price.
Price of the Kia Sorento: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
20124dr SUV 191-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Not a terribly expensive vehicle, and a good value, but in comparison to the Dodge would be significantly more expensive to get anything close to the feature set the AVP Journey has

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Price of the the Subaru Forester

Price of the Subaru Forester: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
20114dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I find the overall value exceptional compared to other makes given all that is offered with the vehicle.
20094dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
We bought a well equipped Forester X premium for 21,500, plus got discount financing from Subaru
20094dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Price very good for AWD.
20074dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Incentive financing and rebates
20024dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Got it used with only 40000 miles on it for a song at a local dealer. Nice, clean vehicle.

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Features Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20142014201420142014
ModelSorentoSorentoSorentoForesterForester
TrimEX V6SXSX Limited2.5i Limited2.5i Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100$1100  
CVT   $1000$1000
AWD$1700$1700$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Heated steering wheel  $100  
Proximity key$250$250$250  
Sunshades, second row$125$125$125  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25$25$25  
Blind spot warning system$200$200$200  
Front seat active head restraints$50$50$50  
Knee airbag, driver   $100$100
Obstacle detection, rear$300$300$300  
Torque vectoring / active trace control$150$150$150  
Cargo Management 
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125$125$125  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Dual-zone climate control$125$125$125 $125
Ionizing air filtration$50$50$50  
Media drive, small$25$25$25  
Rear air vents$100$100$100  
Surround sound$250$250$250  
Traffic + travel information   $25$25
Traffic information$25$25$25  
Voice control for external devices$50$50$50  
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250  $250$250
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) $50$50$50$50
Metal accent plate, lower front fascia $0$0$0$0
Metal accent plate, lower rear fascia $0$0$0$0
Painted brake calipers (optional)  $0  
Panoramic sunroof$1200$1200$1200  
Sunroof, large   $1100$1100
Wheel-lip moldings$75$75$75  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Automatic headlights$125$125$125  
Automatic-off headlights   $25$25
Digital instruments$0$0$0  
Illuminated visor mirror, driver$50$50$50  
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger$50$50$50  
Power-folding mirrors$50$50$50  
Turn signals on or near mirrors$25$25$25 $25
Visor mirror, driver   $10$10
Visor mirror, passenger   $10$10
Xenon HID headlights  $500  
Powertrain 
Lockable center differential$150$150$150  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300$300$300  
Door sill trim plates   $100$100
Heated second row seats  $200  
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200$200$200  
Memory system, driver seat$200$200$200  
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100  
Power recliner, passenger seat$100$100$100  
Power release, second row seats    $250
Upholstered instrument cluster hood $50$50  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350  $350$350
Electronic systems calibration selector $200$200$200$200
Machined alloy wheels $350   
Polished alloy wheels  $600  
Total Value of Features$7,875$7,925$8,975$4,920$5,320
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,955$3,005$4,055$0$400
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,772-2,815-3,8000-368

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Specifications Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20142014
ModelSorentoForester
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase106.3 in103.9 in
Length184.4 in180.9 in
Width74.2 in70.7 in
Height66.9 in66.4 in
Curb Weight3,894 lb.3,366 lb.
Fuel Capacity17.4 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.2 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room59.3 in57.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room56.3 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom41.3 in43.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.2 in39.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room58.7 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.9 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom37.6 in38.0 in
Row 3 Headroom36.7 in0.0 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room53.8 in0.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room44.4 in0.0 in
Row 3 Legroom31.3 in0.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
9.1 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
36.9 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
72.5 ft374.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
EX V6

Touring Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Panoramic sunroof1200Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Power recliner, passenger seat100No
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100No
Memory system, driver seat200No
Power liftgate350Yes
Surround sound250No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Power-folding mirrors50No
Traffic information25Yes
Blind spot warning system200No
Navigation system600Yes
Infinity, 550W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Total Requested227559%
Total Not Requested155041%

Option Package Details
2.5i Limited

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
App support100Yes
Total Requested105098%
Total Not Requested252%

Option Package Details
2.5i Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%

 

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