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Selected Style 4-Door LX Manual
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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
4-Door 4-Cyl (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,429 $24,080
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,187 $24,930
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,373 $25,140
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $22,675 $25,480
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,129 $25,990
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,375 $27,390
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row Limited 19 25 $26,680 $29,980
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row Limited 18 24 $27,926 $31,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,990
$21,429
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,995
$24,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$401 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.0 104.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 58.0 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 57.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.7 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 179.8 184.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 35.9
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 41.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.4 39.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 50.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 36.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 76.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.4 80.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 39.3
Brakes
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 - 11.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.66 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/70HR16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/70HR16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size P245/70HR16 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4112 3520
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 100
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/214 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 192 @ 5500 160 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 217 @ 3000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.41
Trans Type 5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.67 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.48 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.94
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Sorento Toyota Highlander
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Five-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson
 
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