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4-Door Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Sport 23 28 $20,981 $22,495
4-Door Automatic Sport 21 28 $21,711 $23,295
4-Door Manual Turbo 19 25 $22,886 $24,595
4-Door Automatic Turbo 18 23 $23,797 $25,595
4-Door Automatic Turbo w/Leather Pkg 18 23 $25,522 $27,495
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4-Door Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual LX 16 20 $18,200 $19,195
4-Door 4WD Manual LX 16 20 $20,630 $21,795
4-Door Automatic LX 16 22 $21,420 $22,595
4-Door 4WD Automatic LX 15 20 $23,270 $24,595
4-Door Automatic EX 16 22 $23,270 $24,995
4-Door 4WD Automatic EX 15 20 $25,020 $26,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,981
$18,200
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,495
$19,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$320 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 39.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.3 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 36.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.5 105.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 58.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
193.3 179.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 73.3
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 66.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
49.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.39 12.4 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)
11.4 x 0.94 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.7 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR16 P245/70R16
Spare Tire Size
145/80R16 P245/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR16 P245/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3480 4112
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
430 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 217 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 192 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 16
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.75
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Subaru Baja Kia Sorento
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
HD Raised Five-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
HD Raised Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -

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