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1998 Kia Sportage
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4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 19 23 $13,541 $14,895
4-Door Automatic 19 23 $14,451 $15,895
4-Door Manual 4WD 19 23 $14,770 $16,395
4-Door Manual EX 19 23 $15,580 $17,295
4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 23 $15,680 $17,395
4-Door Automatic EX 19 23 $16,490 $18,295
4-Door Manual 4WD EX 19 23 $16,500 $18,495
4-Door Automatic 4WD EX 19 23 $17,410 $19,495
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2-Door JS Soft Top Manual 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD JS 24 26 $12,443 $13,099
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 2WD JS 23 24 $13,013 $13,699
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD JS 23 26 $13,390 $14,399
2-Door Soft Top Manual 4WD JX 24 26 $13,828 $14,869
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD JS 22 26 $14,274 $15,349
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 4WD JX 23 24 $14,386 $15,469
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD JX 23 26 $14,558 $15,999
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD Sport JS 23 25 $15,377 $16,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD JX 22 26 $15,423 $16,949
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD Sport JS 21 24 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JX 23 25 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JX 21 24 $17,197 $18,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JLX 23 25 $17,652 $19,399
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JLX 21 24 $18,562 $20,399
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,541
$12,443
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,895
$13,099
Monthly Payment Estimate
$248 / month
$218 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 50.2
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.5 51.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
125.7 84.7
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 31.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
50.4 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
170.3 143.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.8
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 64.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.7 55.1
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 86.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 34.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 65.2
Track Width, Front (in)
56.7 54.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
55.4 32.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 12.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.8 8.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 50.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 39.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 31.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.23 x - TBD - 8.66 x 1.34
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.10 x - TBD - 11.4 x 0.39
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 11.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 21.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 32.2
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball Manual
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.54 3.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 34.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/75R15 P195/75R15
Spare Tire Size
P205/75R15 P195/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/75R15 P195/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3186 2337
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 55
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - (48 amp/hr) 390
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4000 98 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 5500 95 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.78 5.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA N/A
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.65
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.38
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA N/A
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 2-Door
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Suzuki Sidekick
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Bar Link Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Panhard Rod w/trailing arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32

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