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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door LX 15 20 $18,895 $19,995
4-Door 4WD LX 15 18 $20,655 $21,900
4-Door EX 15 20 $21,235 $22,900
4-Door 4WD EX 15 18 $22,900 $24,700
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 28 $17,401 $18,710
4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 28 $18,207 $19,595
4-Door 103" WB XLS Popular 19 25 $18,848 $20,300
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Popular 18 23 $20,327 $21,925
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 19 25 $20,677 $22,310
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 2 19 25 $20,837 $22,485
4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 25 $21,796 $23,540
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Popular 2 18 23 $22,315 $24,110
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Premium 18 23 $23,275 $25,165
4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $23,544 $25,460
4-Door 103" WB 4WD Limited 18 23 $25,023 $27,085
4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,895
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 58.0 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 56.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.0 133.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 -
Length, Overall (in) 179.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 41.0
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 69.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 -
Wheelbase (in) 106.7 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 70.1
Overhang, Front (in) - 33.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 25.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 173.0
Side Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 7.8
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 36.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.4 69.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.4 33.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 10.94 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.66 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/70HR16 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size P245/70HR16 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/70HR16 P225/70R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4057 3019
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 550
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 217 @ 3000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99B
Displacement 3.5L/214 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 192 @ 5500 127 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 2.06
Trans Order Code NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.67 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.48 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.80 3.67
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.31
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 3.45
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Kia Sorento Ford Escape
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Five-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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