Kia Sportage vs Subaru Forester Comparison

    Kia Sportage

    Subaru Forester

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    2024 Kia
    Sportage
    vs
    2024 Subaru
    Forester
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    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the suv medium category, between scores of 7.2 and 8.8.
    0.0
    8.1
    7.8
    0.0
    Based on the Kia Sportage GT-LINE HEV (FWD)
    Based on the Subaru Forester 2.5i-S (AWD)
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    Off-roadingOff-roading
    Fuel Efficiency
    54L
    265 to 437 km
    48L - 63L
    322 to 466 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    7 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $32,995 - $55,420
    $37,890 - $50,140
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    CarExpert's Take

    Matt Campbell
    Senior Contributor
    Matt Campbell drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Good real-world consumption
    • All the nice GT-Line bits inside
    • Smooth powertrain operations
    Misses
    • Should be more affordable
    • No all-wheel drive option
    • Rude servicing costs
    Jack Quick
    Assistant Production Editor
    Jack Quick drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Excellent outward visibility
    • Rear doors open to 90 degrees
    • Practical second row and boot
    Misses
    • Uninspiring performance
    • In dire need of an interior overhaul
    • Short-ish service intervals

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Optional Features

    • Premium Paint (+$520)
    NA

    Colours Available

    Clear White is the standard paint finish, with the following optional:

    • Steel Grey
    • Gravity Grey
    • Fusion Black
    • Vesta Blue
    • Dawning Red
    • Snow White Pearl (SX+ and GT-Line only)
    • Jungle Wood Green (SX+ and GT-Line only)

    Premium paint costs an extra $520.

    All models have a black interior.

    The 2024 Subaru Forester is available in the following exterior paint colours, depending on the variant:

    • Crystal White Pearl
    • Ice Silver Metallic
    • Brilliant Bronze Metallic
    • Crimson Red Pearl
    • Autumn Green Metallic
    • Horizon Blue Pearl
    • Cascade Green Silica
    • Magnetite Grey Metallic
    • Crystal Black Silica
    • Sapphire Blue Pearl

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO CDI, MULTI POINT F/INJ, TUR GASOLINE DIR INJDIRECT FUEL INJ
    Size (cc)
    1598 - 19991995 - 2498
    Size (L)
    2.0L, 1.6L2.5L, 2.0L
    Induction
    DIESEL TURBO 4, INLINE 4, TURBO 4FLAT 4
    Camshaft
    DUAL OVERHEAD CAM, VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMDUAL OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    1616
    Power
    115kW - 137kW110kW - 136kW
    Power RPM
    4000 - 62005800 - 6000
    Torque
    192Nm - 416Nm196Nm - 239Nm
    Torque RPM
    1500 - 45004000 - 4400
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    10.5 - 1612.1 - 12.5

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