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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 20 25 $15,270 $16,050
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic LX 19 25 $18,110 $19,045
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 23 $18,940 $20,045
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 23 $20,000 $21,395
4WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 19 24 $18,600 $19,545
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 21 $20,130 $21,345
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 21 $21,370 $22,895
FWD 4-Door I4 XE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $22,116 $23,280
FWD 4-Door V6 XR 17 24 $24,716 $26,435
FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 17 24 $27,054 $28,935
AWD 4-Door V6 XE 16 23 $24,657 $25,955
AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $26,586 $28,435
AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 23 $28,924 $30,935
FWD 4-Door I4 XR 19 26 $23,744 $25,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,270
$22,116
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,050
$23,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$388 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If you can live without top-level refinement and the absolutely latest technology, 2008 Kia Sportage is a fine little SUV, and considering its price, a genuine value. With its available V-6 engine, the 2009 Saturn Vue is a bit more fun to drive than other compact SUVs; otherwise it’s not a standout.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 56.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 52.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.7 7.8
Length, Overall (in) 171.3 180.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.7 67.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.5 106.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.6 56.4
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 23.6 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.14
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) 10.3 x - TBD - 11.9 x .78
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.06 3.46
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QKG
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P235/65R16
Spare Tire Size NA T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA QKG
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P235/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3230 3664
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.3 9.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System NA MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4500 161 @ 5100
Engine Order Code NA LE5
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6000 169 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 22
Transmission
Drivetrain 2 Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.63
Trans Order Code NA MX0-4
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.64 2.96
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name Kia Sportage Saturn VUE
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-link 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
 
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