Compare 2004 Kia Sorento vs 2004 Honda Element

2004 Kia Sorento
2004 Honda Element
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4-Door Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual LX 16 19 $17,990 $18,995
4-Door Automatic LX 16 19 $19,625 $20,750
4-Door AWD Manual LX 15 19 $19,660 $20,800
4-Door 4WD Automatic LX 15 20 $21,380 $22,650
4-Door Automatic EX 16 19 $21,385 $23,050
4-Door 4WD Automatic EX 15 20 $23,050 $24,850
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2WD Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Manual DX 21 26 $14,880 $16,100
2WD Automatic DX 22 26 $15,618 $16,900
2WD Manual LX 21 26 $15,803 $17,100
4WD Manual DX 21 24 $16,172 $17,500
2WD Automatic LX 22 26 $16,540 $17,900
4WD Automatic DX 21 24 $16,909 $18,300
4WD Manual LX 21 24 $17,094 $18,500
2WD Manual EX 21 26 $17,463 $18,900
2WD Manual w/Side Airbags EX 21 26 $17,693 $19,150
4WD Automatic LX 21 24 $17,832 $19,300
2WD Automatic EX 22 26 $18,201 $19,700
2WD Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 22 26 $18,431 $19,950
4WD Manual EX 21 24 $18,754 $20,300
4WD Manual w/Side Airbags EX 21 24 $18,985 $20,550
4WD Automatic EX 21 24 $19,492 $21,100
4WD Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 21 24 $19,723 $21,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,990
$14,880
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,995
$16,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$268 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.0 103.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 43.3
Second Hip Room (in)
58.0 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 57.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 101.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
179.8 166.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 70.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 25.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 38.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 46.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.4 74.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.4
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.66 3.26
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 34.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70HR16 P215/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70HR16 P215/70SR16
Spare Tire Size
P245/70HR16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4112 3331
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 7.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 45
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/214 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
192 @ 5500 160 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
217 @ 3000 161 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.67 4.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.48 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.53
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Honda Element
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Control-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-link Compact

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