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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 Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 21 29 $17,930 $18,295
2WD 4-Door LX 22 31 $19,610 $20,295
2WD 4-Door EX 22 31 $21,870 $23,295
4WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $21,060 $21,795
4WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,280 $24,795
2WD 4-Door SX 22 27 $24,070 $25,795
AWD 4-Door SX 21 25 $25,470 $27,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,652
$17,930
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,245
$18,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / month
$305 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Kia hits game reset, and gives the 2011 Sportage an appealing new look and feel.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 41.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.1 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 37.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 47.4 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.5 100.0
Second Head Room (in) 40.8 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 33.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 63.6
Wheelbase (in) 108.8 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.8
Length, Overall (in) 178.9 174.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.5 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.5 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.3 26.1
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 54.6
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 0.5 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.42 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3 34.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50R20 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code TRY NA
Front Tire Size P245/50R20 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3976 3157
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/226 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 176 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.79
Trans Order Code DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 5.07, 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.18
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.27
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.54
Trans Type 4 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name Dodge Nitro Kia Sportage
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Upper/Lower "A" arms Independent
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 5
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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