Compare 2009 Kia Sorento vs 2008 Chrysler Aspen

2009 Kia Sorento
2008 Chrysler Aspen
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2WD 4-Door LX Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX Base 16 22 $20,530 $21,545
2WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $21,480 $22,645
4WD 4-Door LX 15 22 $23,330 $24,645
2WD 4-Door EX 15 21 $23,600 $25,345
4WD 4-Door EX 15 20 $25,350 $27,245
RWD 4-Door Limited
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,530
$30,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,545
$32,905
Monthly Payment Estimate
$359 / month
$548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
A price that’s much less than the competition is the strongest appeal of the 2009 Kia Sorento, which boasts good towing capacity and all-weather traction but doesn’t stack up to modern crossovers in other ways. There are few compelling reasons to choose the 2008 Chrysler Aspen over slightly larger, roomier competitors like a well-equipped Ford Expedition or GMC Yukon.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 58.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
137.5 155.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
58.0 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 59.6
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Third Hip Room (in)
- 48.0
Third Head Room (in)
- 39.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 58.9
Third Leg Room (in)
- 34.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 202.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 73.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 33.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 119.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 76.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 20.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 48.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.7 68.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 102.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 13.8 x 0.87
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 - 13.2 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 27
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 18.86
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.0
Steering Type
Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.70 3.41
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/70R16 P265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
P245/70R16 P235/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA TP5
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBB
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16 P265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TP5
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 8950
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 895
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1653 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4068 4866
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 750
Engine
Fuel System
NA - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
228 @ 4500 - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA EVE
Displacement
3.3L/204 4.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
242 @ 6000 - TBD -
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 14
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.00
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.00
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sportmatic NA
Drivetrain
2 Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.61 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.67
Trans Order Code
NA DGQ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.55
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Chrysler Aspen
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Live axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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