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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
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
2WD 4-Door SXT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 14 19 $25,098 $27,335
4WD 4-Door SXT 13 17 $28,072 $30,615
2WD 4-Door SLT 14 19 $28,062 $30,665
2WD 4-Door Adventurer 14 19 $29,775 $32,590
4WD 4-Door SLT 13 17 $31,036 $33,945
4WD 4-Door Adventurer 13 17 $31,806 $34,810
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $32,699 $35,875
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 17 $34,730 $38,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,530
$25,098
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,545
$27,335
Monthly Payment Estimate
$359 / month
$456 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. If you plan to tow, a 2008 Dodge Durango with a V-8 will work nearly as well as a Tahoe or Expedition, at a lower price.
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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
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 58.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 137.5 108.6
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 59.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 59.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 59.6
Third Leg Room (in) - 34.4
Third Hip Room (in) - 48.1
Third Head Room (in) - 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.7 119.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 39.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 76.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 180.7 200.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 74.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.7 68.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD - 102.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 20.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 48.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD - 13.8 x .87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 27
Steering
Steering Type Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.70 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 18.86
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 37.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/70R16 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA TY8
Front Tire Size P245/70R16 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size P245/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA TY8
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 385
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1653 3850
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4068 4625
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 16.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 136
Engine
Displacement 3.3L/204 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 242 @ 6000 210 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System NA SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 228 @ 4500 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA EKG
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Sportmatic NA
Drivetrain 2 Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.61 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA DGV
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Sorento Dodge Durango
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Torsion Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
 
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