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2009 Dodge Nitro
2009 Kia Borrego
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2WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $20,941 $22,240
4WD 4-Door SE 15 21 $22,488 $23,900
2WD 4-Door R/T 16 21 $23,075 $24,560
2WD 4-Door SLT 16 22 $23,075 $24,560
4WD 4-Door R/T 16 20 $24,622 $26,220
4WD 4-Door SLT 15 21 $24,622 $26,220
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2WD 4-Door V6 LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 LX 17 21 $24,640 $26,245
2WD 4-Door V6 EX 17 21 $25,800 $27,995
4WD 4-Door V6 LX 16 21 $26,570 $28,295
4WD 4-Door V6 EX 16 21 $27,650 $29,995
2WD 4-Door V8 EX 15 22 $28,570 $30,995
4WD 4-Door V8 LX 15 20 $29,100 $30,995
4WD 4-Door V8 EX 15 20 $30,410 $32,995
2WD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 22 $35,020 $37,995
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 20 $36,860 $39,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,941
$24,640
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,240
$26,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / month
$437 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Kia Borrego isn’t the type of vehicle that’s especially popular or fashionable at this time, but it’s a home run against the competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 60.2
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 59.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 156.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.0
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- 44.9
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.9 192.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 71.3
Liftover Height (in)
33.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 64.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.8 114.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 75.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 12.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.5 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 20.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 36.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.42 3.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16 P245/70R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3971 4248
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 276 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 267 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 3.8L/231
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Kia Borrego
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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