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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FWD *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Wagon FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon AWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
2-Door Convertible FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 28 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 29 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 19 27 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 9-3X 20 29 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 19 27 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 29 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
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
$28,177
$20,480
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$21,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / 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 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 59.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 142.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 74.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 182.9 183.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 67.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 37.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 72.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
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) 10.9 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.75 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/55HR16 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code QYS NA
Front Tire Size P215/55HR16 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QYS NA
Spare Tire Order Code N65 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1650
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3395 3763
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 2.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 2500 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code LK9 NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5500 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.90
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.77
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.70
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 1.93
Trans Order Code MM3 NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - - TBD -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 Kia Sorento
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
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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