Compare 2005 Kia Sportage vs 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2005 Kia Sportage
2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara
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4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 22 27 $15,150 $15,900
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 22 27 $16,945 $17,800
4-Door 4WD I4 Manual LX 21 26 $17,345 $18,200
4-Door V6 Automatic LX 19 25 $17,785 $18,800
4-Door 4WD V6 Automatic LX 19 23 $18,880 $19,995
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 25 $18,975 $20,300
4-Door 4WD V6 Automatic EX 19 23 $20,255 $21,700
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4-Door Manual 2WD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2WD LX 19 22 $17,478 $18,399
4-Door Automatic 2WD LX 19 22 $18,428 $19,399
4-Door Manual 4WD LX 19 22 $19,093 $20,099
4-Door Automatic 2WD EX 19 22 $19,853 $20,899
4-Door Automatic 4WD LX 19 22 $20,043 $21,099
4-Door Automatic 4WD EX 19 22 $21,468 $22,599
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,150
$17,478
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
$18,399
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$307 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
42.1 50.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.9 82.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 7.0
Length, Overall (in)
171.3 164.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 67.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 97.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.6 50.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 43.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 47.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.6 23.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 38.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 20.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.06 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/60R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3225 3108
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 700
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 165 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 4.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.64 3.70
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.37
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Two Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.47
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4-Door
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Suzuki Grand Vitara
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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