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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door I4 Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Base 20 27 $20,480 $21,195
2WD 4-Door I4 LX 21 29 $22,025 $22,795
2WD 4-Door I4 EX 21 29 $23,885 $25,195
2WD 4-Door V6 EX 20 26 $26,155 $27,595
AWD 4-Door I4 LX 21 27 $23,665 $24,495
AWD 4-Door I4 EX 21 27 $25,495 $26,895
AWD 4-Door V6 EX 19 25 $27,770 $29,295
2WD 4-Door V6 LX 20 26 $24,730 $25,595
AWD 4-Door V6 LX 19 25 $26,370 $27,295
2WD 4-Door V6 SX 20 26 $30,420 $32,395
AWD 4-Door V6 SX 19 25 $32,015 $34,095
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,845 $22,995
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,952 $24,160
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,909 $26,220
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,141 $28,570
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,507 $24,745
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,614 $25,910
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,571 $27,970
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,804 $30,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,480
$21,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,195
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$383 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Kia Sorento takes a right turn in its transition from off-roader to all-weather wagon: It’s sized right, timed right, and packaged right. If you don’t need a third row, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is just right for small families; it’s refined, secure, and versatile, and gets very impressive fuel economy in four-cylinder form.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 142.5 99.7
Front Hip Room (in) 56.3 51.1
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 39.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 40.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 67.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.2 72.5
Track Width, Front (in) 63.7 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 7.8
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 37.0 31.4
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) 72.5 63.7
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type Pwr Power
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 - 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.8
Steering
Steering Type Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable power assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.7 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QMU
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R17 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QMU
Front Tire Size P235/65R17 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1650 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3763 3786
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 2.3 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 ECOTEC
Fuel System NA SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 169 @ 3750 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LAF
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
Transmission
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.90 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 4.48
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.70 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.59 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.93 2.87
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Sorento Chevrolet Equinox
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Trailing arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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