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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 20 $18,010 $18,995
4-Door Automatic LX 16 22 $20,570 $21,700
4-Door Automatic EX 16 22 $22,430 $24,100
4-Door 4WD Manual LX 16 20 $19,785 $20,900
4-Door 4WD Automatic LX 15 20 $22,420 $23,700
4-Door 4WD Automatic EX 15 20 $24,180 $25,995
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L XLS Value
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L XLS Value 24 29 $18,097 $19,425
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L XLS 22 25 $18,684 $20,070
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L 4WD XLS Value 22 26 $19,689 $21,175
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L 4WD XLS 19 22 $20,277 $21,820
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L XLT 20 25 $21,705 $23,390
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L XLT Sport 20 25 $22,429 $24,185
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L 4WD XLT 18 22 $23,297 $25,140
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L 4WD XLT Sport 18 22 $24,021 $25,935
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L Limited 20 25 $23,060 $24,880
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L 4WD Limited 18 22 $24,653 $26,630
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L Hybrid 36 31 $24,835 $26,830
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L 4WD Hybrid 33 29 $26,314 $28,455
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L XLT 22 25 $20,927 $22,535
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L 4WD XLT 19 22 $22,520 $24,285
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,010
$18,097
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,995
$19,425
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$324 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 58.0 49.1
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 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.8 99.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 8.0
Length, Overall (in) 179.8 174.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 41.0
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 69.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 60.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.7 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.4 66.3
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 29.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 59.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr 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 .50
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 16.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.66 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/70R16 P225/75R15
Spare Tire Size P245/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/70R16 P225/75R15
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) 4149 3183
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 5.3
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 152 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 99Z
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.3L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 192 @ 5500 153 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.67 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Kia Sorento Ford Escape
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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 - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
 
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