Kia Sportage vs. Subaru Forester in Boulder, CO

2017 Kia Sportage

When it comes to the Kia Sportage, what’s not to love? Its striking design, available 4WD, and towing capacity mean it’s completely built for adventure. The interior’s driver-oriented design mean every console, display, and button are ergonomically optimized for you from your available leather seats. Plus, flat-folding rear seats and a dual-level cargo floor create the space needed for each and every trip. With standard technology features you’ve come to expect from the Kia brand, like rear-camera display and remote keyless entry, the Kia Sportage is simply engineered to excite.

2017 Subaru Forester

Many savvy shoppers compare the Kia Sportage with its popular SUV counterpart, the Subaru Forester. The Forester comes with standard all-wheel-drive, and ample room for the whole family. However, the awe-inspiring confidence of the Kia Sportage is hard to beat. With tougher towing and horsepower, plus a more efficient fuel economy in its base model, the Kia Sportage takes the edge over the Subaru Forester.

Feature Comparison: Kia Sportage & Subaru Forester

Specs* Kia Sportage Subaru Forester
Base Model Fuel Economy (hwy/city) 30/23 MPG 29/22 MPG
Towing Capacity 2,000 lb 1,500 lb
Horsepower 181hp @ 6,000 rpm 170hp @ 5,800 rpm
Starting MSRP $23,200 $22,595

See for Yourself at Fisher Kia

At Fisher Kia, we revel in our wide inventory of stylish, affordable, and technology-packed Kia cars, vans, crossovers, and SUVs. We also know that one it comes to car-buying, there’s no such thing as too much research. That’s why we’ve provided a helpful comparison between one of our most popular SUVs, the Kia Sportage, and another prominent vehicle, the Subaru Forester. Carefully compare each model, and be sure to contact Fisher Kia with any and all questions you may have. Finally, if you’d like to experience its state-of-the-art technology, convenience, and style for yourself, take a test drive at Fisher Kia in Boulder, CO today! We look forward to seeing you soon.


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