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Selected Style 4-Door I4 Manual FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual FWD 23 29 $16,052 $17,390
4-Door I4 Automatic FWD 22 27 $17,299 $18,745
4-Door V6 Automatic FWD 20 28 $19,732 $21,390
4-Door V6 Automatic AWD 19 25 $21,260 $23,050
4-Door LX I4 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 22 27 $15,150 $15,900
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 22 27 $17,990 $18,895
4-Door 4WD I4 Manual LX 21 26 $18,390 $19,295
4-Door V6 Automatic LX 19 25 $18,770 $19,845
4-Door 4WD V6 Automatic LX 19 23 $19,870 $21,045
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 25 $20,000 $21,395
4-Door 4WD V6 Automatic EX 19 23 $21,230 $22,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,052
$15,150
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,390
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$290 / month
$265 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100 103.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 56.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 40.3 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 66.5 66.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.6 103.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 7.7
Length, Overall (in) 181.3 171.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 30.8 23.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.8 66.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.8 x 1.7 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16 15.3
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.46 3.06
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size T155/90D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code XKN NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code XKN NA
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3207 3230
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 152 @ 4000 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ 5400 140 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.06
Trans Order Code MG3 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.41 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.64
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Saturn VUE Kia Sportage
Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Indep Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Three-Link Dual-link
 
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