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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 4-Cyl (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,607 $24,280
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,365 $25,130
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,551 $25,340
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,307 $26,190
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row Limited 19 25 $26,858 $30,180
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $22,853 $25,680
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,553 $27,590
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row Limited 18 24 $28,104 $31,580
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,010
$21,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,995
$24,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$405 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.8 104.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 67.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.7 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.4 39.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
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 - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.66 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/70R16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/70R16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size P245/70R16 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4149 3520
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 1.69
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 192 @ 5500 160 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 217 @ 3000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.15
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 NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.94
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.41
Trans Type 5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Kia Sorento Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Five-link Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
 
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