Compare 2009 Kia Borrego vs 2008 Toyota 4Runner

2009 Kia Borrego
2008 Toyota 4Runner
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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
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RWD 4-Door V6 SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 21 $25,658 $28,415
RWD 4-Door V8 SR5 15 19 $27,477 $30,430
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 20 $27,711 $30,690
RWD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 21 $27,621 $30,725
RWD 4-Door V8 Sport 15 19 $28,902 $32,105
4WD 4-Door V8 SR5 14 17 $29,532 $32,705
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 20 $29,677 $33,000
4WD 4-Door V8 Sport 14 17 $30,954 $34,380
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 21 $31,695 $35,100
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 19 $33,284 $36,860
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 20 $33,748 $37,375
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 17 $35,337 $39,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,640
$25,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,245
$28,415
Monthly Payment Estimate
$437 / month
$474 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
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. The 2008 Toyota 4Runner isn’t as roomy or as efficient as newer crossover designs, but if you need towing or off-road capabilities, it’s a good, safe choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.2 58.0
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Leg Room (in)
32.9 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.1
Third Hip Room (in)
44.9 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.8
Third Head Room (in)
38.0 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
57.1 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
156.8 103.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.5 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
192.1 189.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.3 69.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
114.0 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 42.2
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)
- TBD - 75.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
12.4 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.3 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)
12.9 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 23.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/70R16
Spare Tire Size
NA P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4248 4045
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
NA EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4400 266 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
276 @ 6000 236 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.40
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
2 Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SR5
Vehicle Name
Kia Borrego Toyota 4Runner
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Coil-Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA

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