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Kia Sportage vs. Subaru Forester Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Kia Sportage vs. Subaru Forester Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $35,925

Kia Sportage SX   
Difference: $1,870

Lowest Total Invoice: $33,954

Kia Sportage SX   
Difference: $1,026

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Model Year20172017
ModelSportageForester
TrimSX2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $32,700 $34,295
Base Invoice $30,950 $32,028
Floor mats 135  
Cargo tray 80  
Cargo net 50 90
Cargo cover 140 182
Remote start 425 445
AWD 1,500  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   199
Navigation and Eyesight Package   1,595
Door sill trim plates   38
Universal garage door opener   76
Floor mats 108  
Cargo tray 67  
Cargo net 42 58
Cargo cover 114 118
Remote start 353 333
AWD 1,425  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   129
Navigation and Eyesight Package   1,366
Door sill trim plates   24
Universal garage door opener   49
Options (change) 2,330 2,625
Options (change) 2,109 2,077
Destination 895 875
Total Price $35,925 $37,795
Total Invoice $33,954 $34,980

The configured Kia Sportage 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 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 Sportage and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Kia Sportage SX trim is $32,700. The features would cost an additional $2,330. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $35,925.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $2,625. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,795.

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 Sportage trims is 3. 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.

The configured Kia Sportage 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 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 Sportage and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Kia Sportage SX trim is $30,950. The features would cost an additional $2,109. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $33,954.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $2,077. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,980.

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 Sportage trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 4. 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 Sportage vs. Subaru Forester

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Kia Sportage SX
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,010
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $230
Model Year20172017
ModelSportageForester
TrimSX2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine240hp I4250hp H4
TransmissionT6CVT-8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/23 MPG23/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)320, 8440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/45-19225/55-18
Total Price$35,925$37,795
Adjustments for Features0-860
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$35,925$36,935
Total Invoice$33,954$34,980
Adjustments for Features0-796
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$33,954$34,184

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Features Comparison: Kia Sportage vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20172017
ModelSportageForester
TrimSX2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control $750
Cruise control$250 
Lead vehicle start alert $25
PIN Code Access $10
Proximity trunk or liftgate opener$125 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Backup collision intervention $150
Knee airbag, driver $100
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200
Lane sway warning system $25
Obstacle detection, front$200 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$0 
Apple CarPlay support$0 
Interior air filter $0
Ionizing air filtration$50 
Navigation map updates, three years $0
Rear air vents$100 
Siri Eyes Free support $0
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Traffic + travel information $25
Traffic information$25 
Voice control for external devices$0 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Sunroof, large $1100
Wheel-lip moldings$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Interior ambient lighting $150
LED headlights $1000
Outside temperature display $50
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Xenon HID headlights$500 
Powertrain 
Lockable center differential$150 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300 
Memory system, driver seat $200
Metal pedals$75 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat$100 
Power release, second row seats $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Terrain selector $200
Total Value of Features$6,775$7,635
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$860
Value of Feature Adjustments0-796

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Specifications Comparison: Kia Sportage vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20172017
ModelSportageForester
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase105.1 in103.9 in
Length176.4 in180.9 in
Width73.0 in70.7 in
Height64.8 in66.4 in
Curb Weight3,765 lb.3,624 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.4 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.3 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.1 in57.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.3 in53.9 in
Row 1 Legroom41.5 in43.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.1 in39.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room51.2 in53.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.2 in38.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
30.7 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
60.1 ft374.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Torque vectoring, brake-based100No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Adaptive cruise control500No
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
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Total Requested185062%
Total Not Requested112538%

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