Compare 2011 Saab 9-3 vs 2011 Kia Sorento

2011 Saab 9-3
2011 Kia Sorento
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4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 28 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 19 27 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon AWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 9-3X 20 29 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 29 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 19 27 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 29 $43,276 $45,080
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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
$28,177
$20,480
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$21,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
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
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 106.3
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 -
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 37.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1650
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3439 3763
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 2.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.93
Trans Order Code
AUT NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift 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
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Kia Sorento
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
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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