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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual 16 22 $18,718 $19,499
2WD 4-Door Manual w/Spare & Cargo Covers 16 22 $19,054 $19,849
2WD 4-Door Automatic 17 22 $19,774 $20,599
2WD 4-Door Automatic w/Spare & Cargo Covers 17 22 $20,110 $20,949
2WD 4-Door Automatic XSport w/Snrf 17 22 $21,790 $22,699
2WD 4-Door Automatic Luxury 17 22 $23,230 $24,199
4WD 4-Door Manual w/Spare & Cargo Covers 16 21 $20,494 $21,349
4WD 4-Door Automatic w/Spare & Cargo Covers 17 21 $21,550 $22,449
4WD 4-Door Automatic XSport w/Snrf 17 21 $23,230 $24,199
4WD 4-Door Automatic Luxury 17 21 $24,670 $25,699
2WD 4-Door Automatic Appearance 16 22 $20,110 $20,949
4WD 4-Door Automatic Appearance Plus 17 21 $21,550 $22,449
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 20 25 $15,270 $16,050
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic LX 19 25 $18,110 $19,045
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 23 $18,940 $20,045
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 23 $20,000 $21,395
4WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 19 24 $18,600 $19,545
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 21 $20,130 $21,345
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 21 $21,370 $22,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,718
$15,270
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,499
$16,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$268 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara is an old-style compact SUV that favors hauling and off-roading at the detriment of on-the-road performance. If you can live without top-level refinement and the absolutely latest technology, 2008 Kia Sportage is a fine little SUV, and considering its price, a genuine value.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 125.4 103.9
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) 44.0 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 66.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 103.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 7.7
Length, Overall (in) 176.0 171.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - 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) - TBD - 66.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.06
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.0 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size P225/70R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P215/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3452 3230
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.6 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 @ 4500 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.7L/167 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 6000 140 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.55 3.64
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.70 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Two Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.24 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Body Style 4-Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Suzuki Grand Vitara Kia Sportage
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Dual-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
 
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