Compare 2009 Kia Sorento vs 2008 Dodge Durango

2009 Kia Sorento
2008 Dodge Durango
Add Vehicle
Select style
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
Select style
2WD 4-Door SXT
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.0
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
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
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 Leg Room (in)
- 34.4
Third Hip Room (in)
- 48.1
Third Head Room (in)
- 39.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 59.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 119.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
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
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 27
Steering
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
Steering Type
Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7
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
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
Displacement
3.3L/204 3.7L/226
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 19
Transmission
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 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 4
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

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Continue