Comparison - Kia Forte GT 2020 - vs - Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium 2018

General

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
22,890
Updated: 
23 Sep 2019
24,295
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2020
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.00gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Aurora Black Pearl
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Currant Red
#AF383B
Deep Sea Blue
#064187
Snow White Pearl
#FFFFFF
Gravity Gray
#565E6B
Fire Orange
#FE4E3F

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Subaru Legacy ranked #18 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Subaru Legacy has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
Spacious seats
Great crash test ratings

Cons
Weak base engine
Mediocre handling and ride quality
Low predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Subaru Legacy may be the best mid-size sedan that buyers largely miss. It skips performance for a good safety record and relative value—not bad things.

Pros
Sparkling safety scorecard
Better interior materials
All-wheel-drive confidence
Comfortable interior
Relatively good value

Cons
Average performance
Thirsty optional engine
Plain exterior
Extra-cost advanced safety

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Revised for 2018, the Subaru Legacy has freshened front and rear styling, higher-quality interior materials, a larger 6.5-inch standard display with smartphone integration, and a more powerful air-conditioning system. Subaru says it's also retuned the Legacy for smoother acceleration, a more comfortable ride quality, sportier steering feel, and reduced wind and road noise at highway speeds.

PROS
Standard all-wheel drive for extra wet-weather traction
Excellent outward visibility
Easy-to-use infotainment systems

CONS
Engines down on power compared to competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
34.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
2.50L
Torque: 
195ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
174ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
201hp
at 6 000rpm
175hp
at 5 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
36.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Air Conditioning
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.70in
188.80in
Width: 
70.90in
72.40in
Height: 
56.50in
59.00in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
108.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.80
40.00
Front Hip Room: 
53.00in
55.50in
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
42.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.10in
58.10in
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
37.00
Rear Hip Room: 
51.10in
55.00in
Rear leg room: 
35.70in
38.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in
57.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.30cu.ft
15.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2989.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Leatherette/Cloth
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
17 X 7.5
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
All Season Tires
Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System

Options

Packages: 
Popular Package #2A
Popular Package #1
Exterior And Interior Auto-Dimming Mirrors W/Homelink
Moonroof Package
Exterior And Interior Auto-Dimming Mirrors
EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert (BSD/RCTA) + High Beam Assist
Cargo Package
Standard Model
EyeSight + BSD/RCTA + High Beam Assist + Moonroof Package + Navigation System
Exterior Options: 
Rear Bumper Applique
GT 18" Summer Tires
Mudguards
17"-18" Wheel Lock
Paint Protection Package
Trunk Spoiler - Twilight Blue Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Twilight Blue Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Crystal Black Silica
Trunk Spoiler - Tungsten Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Crystal White Pearl
Trunk Spoiler - Crimson Red
Exterior Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Body Side Molding - Tungsten Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Magnetite Gray
Body Side Molding - Twilight Blue Metallic
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red
Trunk Spoiler - Dark Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Tungsten Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Dark Blue Pearl
Rear Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Dark Blue Pearl
Splash Guads
Trunk Spoiler - Ice Silver Metallic
Interior Options: 
Carpet Floormats
Trunk Cargo Hook
Interior Lighting Kit
Cargo Tray
Cargo Net
Cargo Mat
EC Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Automatic Climate Control Package
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Tray
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
All-Weather Floor Liners
LED Upgrade - Map And Dome Lights
Cargo Net - Side

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black SOFINO w/ Red Stitching, leatherette/cloth
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