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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $16,507 $17,540
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $20,822 $22,230
4WD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $18,117 $19,290
4WD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $22,432 $23,980
FWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 23 28 $16,507 $17,540
4WD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 23 28 $18,117 $19,290
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX
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Transmission

Engine

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 20 25 $15,270 $16,050
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic LX 19 25 $18,110 $19,045
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 23 $18,940 $20,045
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 23 $20,000 $21,395
4WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 19 24 $18,600 $19,545
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 21 $20,130 $21,345
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 21 $21,370 $22,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,507
$15,270
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,540
$16,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$268 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Jeep Patriot offers a safe, city-friendly package for a bargain price; if the most off-roading you'll be doing is to the weekend campsite, it's a good frugal choice. If you can live without top-level refinement and the absolutely latest technology, 2008 Kia Sportage is a fine little SUV, and considering its price, a genuine value.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.9 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.7 103.9
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 40.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 7.7
Length, Overall (in) 173.6 171.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 45.1 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 66.7
Liftover Height (in) 30.7 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 103.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 54.2 66.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 38.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 23.0 23.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6 15.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 35.4
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 3.06
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code TTU NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R17 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code TTU NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R17 P215/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3053 3230
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 165 @ 4400 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code ED3 NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 172 @ 6000 140 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.64
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.06
Trans Order Code DD7 NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name Jeep Patriot Kia Sportage
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Dual-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Stabilizer bar w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
 
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