Compare 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara vs 2006 Kia Sorento

2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara
2006 Kia Sorento
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4-Door Manual 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2WD 18 23 $18,430 $19,199
4-Door Manual 2WD Premium 18 23 $19,294 $20,099
4-Door Automatic 2WD 19 24 $19,390 $20,199
4-Door Manual 4WD 18 23 $19,582 $20,399
4-Door Automatic 2WD Premium 19 24 $20,254 $21,099
4-Door Manual 4WD Premium 18 23 $20,446 $21,299
4-Door Automatic 2WD Xsport 19 24 $20,542 $21,399
4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 23 $20,542 $21,399
4-Door Automatic 4WD Premium 19 23 $21,406 $22,299
4-Door Automatic 4WD Xsport 19 23 $21,886 $22,799
4-Door Automatic 2WD Luxury 19 24 $22,270 $23,199
4-Door Automatic 4WD Luxury 19 23 $23,614 $24,599
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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
$18,430
$18,200
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,199
$19,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$320 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
44.0 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.0 105.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
176.0 179.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 106.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 73.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
65.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.9 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
28.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
24.4 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
39.9 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.9 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 P245/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R16 P245/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P245/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3452 4112
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.6 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 4500 217 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/167 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 192 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.55 3.75
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.70 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Two Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4-Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Grand Vitara Kia Sorento
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Five-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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