Compare 2009 Jeep Patriot vs 2008 Kia Sportage

2009 Jeep Patriot
2008 Kia Sportage
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 23 28 $16,507 $17,540
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $16,507 $17,540
4WD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 23 28 $18,117 $19,290
4WD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $18,117 $19,290
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $20,822 $22,230
4WD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $22,432 $23,980
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2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX
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
4WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 19 24 $18,600 $19,545
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 23 $18,940 $20,045
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 21 $20,130 $21,345
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 23 $20,000 $21,395
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.8
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
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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 -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 15.3
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 3.06
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R16 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TLB NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R16 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TLB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3053 3230
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 6000 140 @ 6000
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Patriot Kia Sportage
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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