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2011 Mazda Tribute
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual Sport 23 28 $19,250 $20,555
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Sport 21 28 $21,158 $22,595
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Touring 21 28 $22,229 $23,740
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Sport 20 26 $22,800 $24,350
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Touring 20 26 $23,870 $25,495
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $24,063 $25,700
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Grand Touring 19 25 $25,573 $27,315
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Grand Touring 20 26 $25,705 $27,455
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Grand Touring 18 23 $27,212 $29,065
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2WD 4-Door I4 Base
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
AWD 4-Door I4 LX 21 27 $23,665 $24,495
2WD 4-Door I4 EX 21 29 $23,885 $25,195
2WD 4-Door V6 LX 20 26 $24,730 $25,595
AWD 4-Door I4 EX 21 27 $25,495 $26,895
AWD 4-Door V6 LX 19 25 $26,370 $27,295
2WD 4-Door V6 EX 20 26 $26,155 $27,595
AWD 4-Door V6 EX 19 25 $27,770 $29,295
2WD 4-Door V6 SX 20 26 $30,420 $32,395
AWD 4-Door V6 SX 19 25 $32,015 $34,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,250
$20,480
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,555
$21,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$343 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 142.5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 59.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
174.9 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 67.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 37.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.2 72.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70TR16 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70TR16 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T145/90R17 - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3272 3763
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Temporary - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 2.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.90
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.70
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mazda Tribute Kia Sorento
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.5
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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