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2022 Kia Niro vs. 2022 Subaru Forester Review

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2022 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,690 to $31,990
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2022 Subaru
Forester

MSRP*: $25,195 to $35,295
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MPG - City 46 - 53 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 40 - 48 MPG 28 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 - 63.2 ft3 69.1 - 74.2 ft3
Engine
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 hp 182 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,500 - 3,000 lbs
Exterior Length 171.5 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 71.5 - 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.6 - 39.6 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Niro offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Forester, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Niro.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Niro as you will with the Subaru Forester, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Niro will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
The Kia Niro is about the same width as the Subaru Forester. If you go with the Kia Niro, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Forester.

Handling
The Kia Niro has the same turning radius as the Subaru Forester, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Niro has a lot less horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Niro transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Niro and the Subaru Forester. The Kia Niro has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Forester.