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2013 Kia Sportage 2013 Honda CR-V 2014 Subaru Forester
     
2WD 4dr Base
  • 2WD 4dr Base
  • 2WD 4dr LX
  • AWD 4dr LX
  • 2WD 4dr EX
  • AWD 4dr EX
  • 2WD 4dr SX
  • AWD 4dr SX
LX 2WD
  • LX 2WD
  • LX AWD
  • EX 2WD
  • EX AWD
  • EX-L 2WD
  • EX-L 2WD with RES
  • EX-L AWD
  • EX-L 2WD with Navigation
  • EX-L AWD with RES
  • EX-L AWD with Navigation
2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium Manual
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited
  • 2.0XT Premium
  • 2.5i Touring
  • 2.0XT Touring

Prices

MSRP $19,000 $22,795 $22,995
Invoice $18,625 $21,413 $21,724
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.8 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.9 9.2
Performance 7.4 7.5 7.4
Interior 7.1 8.0 7.4
Safety 9.7 9.7 9.3
Reliability 3.0 4.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Stylish exterior
  • High-tech standard features
  • Powerful turbocharged engine option
  • Car-like handling
  • Excellent safety score
  • Spacious interior
  • Agile handling
  • Good fuel economy
  • Impressive standard tech features
  • Excellent safety and reliability ratings
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Roomy back seat
  • Large cargo hold
  • Good fuel economy
Cons
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Poor outward visibility
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Rough ride
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Outdated navigation system
  • Lacks powerful engine options
  • Hard-to-use navigation system

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Regular Unleaded H-4 2.5 L/152
MPG 20 City / 27 Hwy 23 City / 31 Hwy 24 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 103.1 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 174.8 178.3 180.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 71.6 70.7
Height, Overall (in) 64.4 65.1 66.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3157 3305 3346

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1500

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.0 104.1 108.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.9 41.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.3 43
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 58.6 57
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.5 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.6 39.8
Second Leg Room (in) 37.9 38.3 38
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56.4 56.5
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 53.1 53
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 54.6 70.9 74.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 26.1 37.2 34.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 34.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/144 2.5 L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 176 @ 6000 185 @ 7000 170 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 168 @ 4000 163 @ 4400 174 @ 4100
Transmission Manual Automatic CVT w/OD
Turning diameter 34.7 37.0 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.3 15.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard