Compare 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara vs 2008 Kia Sportage

2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara
2008 Kia Sportage
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2WD 4-Door I4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual 19 26 $17,758 $18,499
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual Premium 19 26 $18,142 $18,899
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic 19 25 $18,814 $19,599
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Premium 19 25 $19,198 $19,999
4WD 4-Door I4 Manual Premium 19 25 $19,534 $20,349
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Premium 19 23 $20,590 $21,449
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XSport 19 25 $20,878 $21,749
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XSport 18 24 $22,078 $22,999
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Luxury 19 23 $22,318 $23,249
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XSport 19 23 $22,462 $23,399
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Luxury 18 24 $23,566 $24,549
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XSport 17 23 $23,758 $24,749
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Luxury 19 23 $23,902 $24,899
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Luxury 17 23 $25,246 $26,299
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2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX
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
4WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 19 24 $18,600 $19,545
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 23 $18,940 $20,045
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 21 $20,130 $21,345
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 23 $20,000 $21,395
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 21 $21,370 $22,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,758
$15,270
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,499
$16,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$308 / month
$268 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara is more maneuverable than larger rugged SUVs, but there aren't many other reasons to recommend it. 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
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
125.4 103.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
44.0 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
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)
177.1 171.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.3 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)
- TBD - 11.0 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)
17.4 15.3
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.4
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
3468 3230
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 6000 140 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.693 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Two Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.431 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.354 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.727 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.241 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.545 3.64
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Grand Vitara Kia Sportage
Body Style
4-Door 4 Door
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Dual-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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