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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Heat
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $21,652 $22,245
2WD 4-Door Detonator 16 21 $25,372 $26,245
2WD 4-Door Shock 16 21 $26,302 $27,245
4WD 4-Door Heat 15 21 $23,320 $23,995
4WD 4-Door Detonator 16 21 $27,040 $27,995
4WD 4-Door Shock 16 21 $27,970 $28,995
2WD 4-Door I4 Base
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Engine

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Base 20 27 $20,480 $21,195
2WD 4-Door I4 LX 21 29 $22,025 $22,795
2WD 4-Door I4 EX 21 29 $23,885 $25,195
2WD 4-Door V6 EX 20 26 $26,155 $27,595
AWD 4-Door I4 LX 21 27 $23,665 $24,495
AWD 4-Door I4 EX 21 27 $25,495 $26,895
AWD 4-Door V6 EX 19 25 $27,770 $29,295
2WD 4-Door V6 LX 20 26 $24,730 $25,595
AWD 4-Door V6 LX 19 25 $26,370 $27,295
2WD 4-Door V6 SX 20 26 $30,420 $32,395
AWD 4-Door V6 SX 19 25 $32,015 $34,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,652
$20,480
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,245
$21,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / month
$353 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Kia Sorento takes a right turn in its transition from off-roader to all-weather wagon: It’s sized right, timed right, and packaged right.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) 47.4 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 59.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.5 142.5
Second Head Room (in) 40.8 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.1 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 74.2
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 178.9 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.5 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.5 67.3
Liftover Height (in) 33.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 108.8 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.7 72.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.3 37.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1 11.8 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 11.9 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 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.42 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3 35.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/50R20 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code TRY NA
Front Tire Size P245/50R20 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1650
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3976 3763
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 2.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/226 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.90
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.77
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.70
Trans Type 4 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.93
Trans Order Code DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Nitro Kia Sorento
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Upper/Lower "A" arms Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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