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Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $38,844

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $6,241

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,889

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $6,389

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182018
ModelSorentoSorentoForester
TrimSX V6SX Limited V62.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $39,100 $44,400 $36,090
Base Invoice $36,748 $41,663 $33,675
AWD 1,800 1,800  
Advanced Technology Package 2,000    
Cargo net 50 50 68
Cargo cover 150 150  
Roof rack crossbars 225 225 181
Remote start 425 425 455
Class II trailer hitch 395 395 619
Door sill trim plates     53
Rear bumper protector     98
Universal garage door opener     120
Auto-dimming rearview mirror     245
AWD 1,693 1,693  
Advanced Technology Package 1,868    
Cargo net 42 42 44
Cargo cover 120 120  
Roof rack crossbars 187 187 117
Remote start 353 353 341
Class II trailer hitch 327 327 464
Door sill trim plates     34
Rear bumper protector     63
Universal garage door opener     78
Auto-dimming rearview mirror     158
Options (change) 5,045 3,045 1,839
Options (change) 4,590 2,722 1,299
Destination 940 940 915
Total Price $45,085 $48,385 $38,844
Total Invoice $42,278 $45,325 $35,889

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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: $4,341
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $4,607
Model Year201820182018
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$45,085$48,385$38,844
Adjustments for Features-1,900-3,0750
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$43,185$45,310$38,844
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,125$0
Total Invoice$42,278$45,325$35,889
Adjustments for Features-1,782-2,8810
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$40,496$42,444$35,889
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,948$0

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Features Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year201820182018
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 
AC power outlet$100$100 
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 
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  $150
Hill descent control  $250
Knee airbag, driver  $100
Lane departure prevention, steering-based  $200
Lane sway warning  $25
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system  $100
Rearview camera$200 $200
Cargo Management 
Cargo tray  $40
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
Rain-sensing wipers $175 
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 
Variable intermittent wipers$75 $75
Voice control for external devices$0$0 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding$350$350 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)  $250
Laminated front side windows$200$200 
Metal accent plate, lower front fascia$0$0 
Metal accent plate, lower rear fascia$0$0 
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  $50
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$10,400$11,575$8,500
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,900$3,075$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,782-2,8810

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Specifications Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20182018
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.3,653 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
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
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%

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