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2005 Kia Sorento
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4-Door Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual LX 16 20 $18,010 $18,995
4-Door 4WD Manual LX 16 20 $19,785 $20,900
4-Door Automatic LX 16 22 $20,570 $21,700
4-Door 4WD Automatic LX 15 20 $22,420 $23,700
4-Door Automatic EX 16 22 $22,430 $24,100
4-Door 4WD Automatic EX 15 20 $24,180 $25,995
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4-Door 103" WB 2.3L XLS Value
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 2.3L XLT 22 25 $20,927 $22,535
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 2.3L 4WD XLT 19 22 $22,520 $24,285
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L Limited 20 25 $23,060 $24,880
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 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,010
$18,097
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,995
$19,425
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$324 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 16.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.66 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16 P225/75R15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4149 3183
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.3L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
192 @ 5500 153 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
217 @ 3000 152 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99Z
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 24
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Ford Escape
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-link Multi-link

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