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Kia Sportage vs. Subaru Outback Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Kia Sportage vs. Subaru Outback Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $35,925

Kia Sportage SX   
Difference: $2,680

Lowest Total Invoice: $33,954

Kia Sportage SX   
Difference: $1,777

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelSportageOutbackOutback
TrimSX3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $32,700 $34,995 $38,195
Base Invoice $30,950 $32,696 $35,635
Cargo cover 140    
Cargo tray 80    
Floor mats 135    
Cargo net 50 70 70
Remote start 425 450 450
AWD 1,500    
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,595  
Metal pedals   170 170
Wheel-lip moldings   450 450
Cargo cover 114    
Cargo tray 67    
Floor mats 108    
Cargo net 42 45 45
Remote start 353 337 337
AWD 1,425    
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,331  
Metal pedals   110 110
Wheel-lip moldings   337 337
Options (change) 2,330 2,735 1,140
Options (change) 2,109 2,160 829
Destination 895 875 875
Total Price $35,925 $38,605 $40,210
Total Invoice $33,954 $35,731 $37,339

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 Outback 4dr Wagon has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Kia Sportage and Subaru Outback 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 Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $34,995. The features would cost an additional $2,735. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $38,605.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $38,195. The features would cost an additional $1,140. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $40,210.

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 Outback trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 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 Outback 4dr Wagon has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Kia Sportage and Subaru Outback 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 Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $32,696. The features would cost an additional $2,160. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,731.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $35,635. The features would cost an additional $829. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,339.

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 Outback trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 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 Outback

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Kia Sportage SX
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,145
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,282
Model Year201720172017
ModelSportageOutbackOutback
TrimSX3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Engine240hp I4256hp H6256hp H6
TransmissionT6CVT-6CVT-6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/23 MPG20/27 MPG20/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)320, 8576, 12576, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/45-19225/60-18225/60-18
Total Price$35,925$38,605$40,210
Adjustments for Features0-535-885
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$35,925$38,070$39,325
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,255
Total Invoice$33,954$35,731$37,339
Adjustments for Features0-495-822
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$33,954$35,236$36,517
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,281

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Features Comparison: Kia Sportage vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year201720172017
ModelSportageOutbackOutback
TrimSX3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100  
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000$1000
Cruise control$250  
Heated steering wheel$100 $100
Lead vehicle start alert $25$25
PIN Code Access $10$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$150
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200$200
Lane sway warning system $25$25
Obstacle detection, front$200  
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100$100
Seat cushion airbag, driver $75$75
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75$75
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100$100
Cargo Management 
Roof rails$250 $250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$0  
Apple CarPlay support$0  
Interior air filter $0$0
Ionizing air filtration$50  
Navigation map updates, three years $0$0
Siri Eyes Free support $0$0
Surround sound$250  
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300$300
Traffic + travel information $25$25
Traffic information$25  
Voice control for external devices$0  
Exterior 
Active grille shutters $0$0
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250$250
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50  
Panoramic sunroof$1200  
Sunroof $900$900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Interior ambient lighting $150$150
Outside temperature display $50$50
Power-folding mirrors$50  
Steering-linked fog lights $75$75
Steering-linked headlights$150  
Powertrain 
Lockable center differential$150  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300  
Heated second row seats $200$200
Memory system, driver seat $200$200
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350  
Machined alloy wheels $350$350
Raised heavy-duty suspension $0$0
Total Value of Features$6,525$7,060$7,410
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$535$885
Value of Feature Adjustments0-495-822

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Specifications Comparison: Kia Sportage vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year20172017
ModelSportageOutback
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Wheelbase105.1 in108.1 in
Length176.4 in189.6 in
Width73.0 in72.4 in
Height64.8 in66.1 in
Curb Weight3,765 lb.3,810 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.4 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.3 in40.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.1 in57.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.3 in55.5 in
Row 1 Legroom41.5 in42.9 in
Row 2 Headroom39.1 in38.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in57.3 in
Row 2 Hip Room51.2 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.2 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
30.7 ft335.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
60.1 ft373.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Backup collision intervention150No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Steering-linked fog lights75No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
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
Total Requested202560%
Total Not Requested135040%

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