Subaru Forester vs Kia Sportage Comparison

    Subaru Forester

    Kia Sportage

    2024 Subaru
    Forester
    vs
    2024 Kia
    Sportage
    Select Variants...

    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
    8.0
    8.1
    0.0
    Based on the Subaru Forester 2.5i-S (AWD)
    Based on the Kia Sportage GT-LINE (AWD)
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    Off-roadingOff-roading
    Fuel Efficiency
    48L - 63L
    322 to 466 km
    54L
    340 to 437 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    7 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $37,890 - $50,140
    $32,995 - $52,920
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    CarExpert's Take

    Matt Campbell
    Senior Contributor
    Matt Campbell drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Excellent practicality
    • Super easy to live with
    • AWD is standard
    Misses
    • Better value lower in the range
    • A bit thirsty
    • Not a thrilling car to drive
    Jade Credentino
    Contributor
    Jade Credentino drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Attainable flagship SUV
    • Good start for new families
    • Smooth drive
    Misses
    • Missing some features available in rivals
    • Long wait times
    • Safety tech can lead to laziness

    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

    NA
    • Premium Paint (+$520)

    Colours Available

    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

    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.

    Specs

    Type
    DIRECT FUEL INJTURBO CDI, MULTI POINT F/INJ, TUR GASOLINE DIR INJ
    Size (cc)
    1995 - 24981598 - 1999
    Size (L)
    2.5L, 2.0L2.0L, 1.6L
    Induction
    FLAT 4DIESEL TURBO 4, INLINE 4, TURBO 4
    Camshaft
    DUAL OVERHEAD CAMDUAL OVERHEAD CAM, VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    1616
    Power
    110kW - 136kW115kW - 137kW
    Power RPM
    5800 - 60004000 - 6200
    Torque
    196Nm - 239Nm192Nm - 416Nm
    Torque RPM
    4000 - 44001500 - 4500
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    12.1 - 12.510.5 - 16

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