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Selected Style FWD 4-Door I4 Manual Sport
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Trim

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
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 Sport 20 26 $22,800 $24,350
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Touring 20 26 $23,870 $25,495
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
2WD 4-Door I4 Base
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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
2WD 4-Door I4 EX 21 29 $23,885 $25,195
2WD 4-Door V6 EX 20 26 $26,155 $27,595
AWD 4-Door I4 LX 21 27 $23,665 $24,495
AWD 4-Door I4 EX 21 27 $25,495 $26,895
AWD 4-Door V6 EX 19 25 $27,770 $29,295
2WD 4-Door V6 LX 20 26 $24,730 $25,595
AWD 4-Door V6 LX 19 25 $26,370 $27,295
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 35.0 - TBD -
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 18.0
Steering
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
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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 -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3272 3763
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 2.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI NA
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
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda Tribute Kia Sorento
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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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