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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door LX Base
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Trim

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
2WD 4-Door EX 15 21 $23,600 $25,345
4WD 4-Door LX 15 22 $23,330 $24,645
4WD 4-Door EX 15 20 $25,350 $27,245
RWD 4-Door Limited
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $30,080 $32,905
AWD 4-Door Limited 13 17 $32,664 $35,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,530
$30,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,545
$32,905
Monthly Payment Estimate
$359 / month
$548 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 58.0 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 59.6
Passenger Capacity 5 8
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
Third Leg Room (in) - 34.5
Third Hip Room (in) - 48.0
Third Head Room (in) - 39.2
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 58.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 64.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD - 102.4
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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA TP5
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1653 5000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4068 4866
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
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
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
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 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 14
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 1.67
Trans Order Code NA DGQ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.55
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 -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Kia Sorento Chrysler Aspen
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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
 
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