Compare Kia Forte vs Subaru WRX Sedan

Overview

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.4L Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 31 MPG
Hwy: 41 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
Trunk Volume
12 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
2.4L Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
271 hp
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,908 lbs
3,294 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
35 MPG
23 MPG
City
31 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
41 MPG
27 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 Tons/yr
7.7 (2020) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
15.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
434 miles
333.9 miles
Cruising Range Highway
574 miles
429.3 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
182.7 in
180.9 in
Height
56.5 in
58.1 in
Max Width
70.9 in
70.7 in
Front Width
61.5 in
60.2 in
Rear Width
61.9 in
60.6 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
104.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
4.9 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
43.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.8 in
39.8 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.1 in
55.6 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53 in
52.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.7 in
35.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.5 in
37.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.3 in
54.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.1 in
53.1 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
12 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.8 ft
35.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Steel Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
15" x 6"
17" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x 6"
17" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P195/65HR15
P235/45WR17
Rear Tire
P195/65HR15
P235/45WR17
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Clear White
  • Gravity Gray
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Lapis Blue Pearl
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Pure Red
  • WR Blue Pearl

Optional Exterior Colors

Aurora Black
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Carbon Black, Checkered Cloth Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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