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2011 Kia Sportage Change
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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 21 29 $17,930 $18,295
2WD 4-Door LX 22 31 $19,610 $20,295
2WD 4-Door EX 22 31 $21,870 $23,295
4WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $21,060 $21,795
4WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,280 $24,795
2WD 4-Door SX 22 27 $24,070 $25,795
AWD 4-Door SX 21 25 $25,470 $27,295
FWD 4-Door XLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XLS 22 28 $19,904 $21,020
FWD 4-Door XLT 22 28 $22,446 $24,045
FWD 4-Door Limited 22 28 $23,884 $25,625
4WD 4-Door XLS 20 26 $21,513 $22,770
4WD 4-Door XLT 20 26 $24,039 $25,795
4WD 4-Door Limited 20 26 $25,476 $27,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,930
$19,904
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,295
$21,020
Monthly Payment Estimate
$305 / month
$350 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Kia hits game reset, and gives the 2011 Sportage an appealing new look and feel. Don’t let the 2010 Ford Escape’s boxy, old-school appearance turn you off; the Escape is a solid, fuel-efficient choice for city-dwelling families.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 37.9 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 99.5
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.8 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 174.8 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in) 64.4 67.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 71.1
Track Width, Front (in) 63.5 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 54.6 67.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 35.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 26.1 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 37.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 66.7
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.1
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA T53
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T53
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3157 3268
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 176 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System NA SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 168 @ 4000 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 997
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 1.94
Trans Order Code NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.07, 3.74 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.5
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.25
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Kia Sportage Ford Escape
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
 
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