2020 Kia Niro vs. 2020 Subaru Forester: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Niro vs. 2020 Subaru Forester Review

New 2020 Kia Niro

2020 Kia
Niro

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New 2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*
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$24,590 to $32,790
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$24,495 to $34,595
Invoice* $23,853 to $31,807 $23,099 to $32,266
MPG - City 46 - 51 26
MPG - Hwy 40 - 46 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
The Subaru Forester requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Niro, making it more convenient to drive.

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. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Niro will cost more in terms of transportation costs 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.

Drivetrain
The Kia Niro has much lower torque than the Subaru Forester, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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.

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.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Niro than that of the Subaru Forester.