The horsepower of the Kia Sorento I 2.4 i 16V 139HP manual 4x4 is by 11 % grater in comparison to the Subaru. As the difference is not big it should not affect the vehicles performance largely.
The boot of the Kia Sorento I is 119 percent more spacious than the Subaru. It is sensible difference so, in this category the Kia Sorento I will be a way more useful. The larger the trunk, the more baggage you can hold.
Trunk capacity with seats down
The width of the car influences on passanger's inner room and driving stability. The Kia is 7 % wider than the Subaru. It is often clearly perceptible by those sitting in front, who have more room for their elbows.
The winner of this comparison in the category of fuel tank size is Kia Sorento I which can take by 18 l more petrol than the Subaru Forester II.
The wheelbase of a car is the distance between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving due to better vehicle's weight distribution. Kia Sorento I 2.4 i 16V 139HP manual 4x4 has 179 millimeters longer wheelbase distance than Subaru Forester II. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the balance and steering. Hence, the mass of Kia Sorento I should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.
Ground clearance is the gap between the vehicle body and the ground. As for these two cars, it is the Kia Sorento I which has 6 millimeters higher ride height than the Subaru Forester II. For this reason the Kia Sorento I will deal better when driving over imperfect roads and obstacles in the city. However, the higher ground clearance equals a higher center of gravity, which can adversely affect the handling of the Kia Sorento I 2.4 i 16V 139HP manual 4x4.
The Kia Sorento I has 355 cubic centimeters bigger cubic capacity compared to the Subaru Forester II 2.0 X 125HP manual 4x4. For the reason that the difference is small, the Kia should accelerate only slightly better, if other paramerters are equal.
The Kia Sorento I 2.4 i 16V 139HP manual 4x4 is 85 millimeters longer in comparison to the Subaru Forester II. Long vehicles are more spacious and usually have plenty of trunk space. While the Kia Sorento I occurs to be better for families or drivers who love the idea of convenient driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Subaru may appeal to city drivers as it will not make troubles with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
The higher a car is, the better is the comfort of boarding it and greater capacity of carrying big amount of thinks to it. The difference of 9 % in favor of the Kia Sorento I is little and should not be really noticeable.