2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid vs. 2024 Subaru Forester Review

Picture of the 2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid

2024 Kia
Sportage Hybrid

MSRP*: $28,590 to $37,490
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Picture of the 2024 Subaru Forester

2024 Subaru

MSRP*: $27,095 to $37,395
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MPG - City 38 - 42 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 38 - 44 MPG 28 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 74.1 ft3 69.1 - 74.2 ft3
  • 227-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 227 hp 182 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs 1,500 - 3,000 lbs
Exterior Length 183.5 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 71.5 - 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 37.8 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 - 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

Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sportage Hybrid than in the Subaru Forester. 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 Sportage Hybrid.

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

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). Whether you pick the Kia Sportage Hybrid or the Subaru Forester, it's going to cost you about the same.

Since the Kia Sportage Hybrid is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Kia Sportage Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Forester.

The Kia Sportage Hybrid has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

With the Kia Sportage Hybrid, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Subaru Forester. The Kia Sportage Hybrid has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

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

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Sportage Hybrid and the Subaru Forester. The Kia Sportage Hybrid has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Subaru Forester.