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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 19 26 $18,430 $19,199
2WD 4-Door Automatic Premium 19 25 $20,158 $20,999
2WD 4-Door Automatic Limited 19 25 $22,270 $23,199
4WD 4-Door Automatic Premium 19 23 $21,550 $22,449
4WD 4-Door Automatic Premium w/Alloy Wheels 19 23 $21,886 $22,799
4WD 4-Door Automatic Limited 19 23 $23,854 $24,849
2WD 4-Door Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 21 29 $17,930 $18,295
2WD 4-Door LX 22 31 $19,610 $20,295
2WD 4-Door EX 22 31 $21,870 $23,295
4WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $21,060 $21,795
4WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,280 $24,795
2WD 4-Door SX 22 27 $24,070 $25,795
AWD 4-Door SX 21 25 $25,470 $27,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,430
$17,930
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,199
$18,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$305 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Kia hits game reset, and gives the 2011 Sportage an appealing new look and feel.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 44.0 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 37.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 125.4 100.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 6.8
Length, Overall (in) 175.8 174.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 64.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 63.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD - 54.6
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - 26.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 34.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size P225/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3468 3157
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 166 @ 6000 176 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.693 1.54
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.431 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.354 1.79
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.727 5.07, 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.241 1.18
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.545 3.27
Summary
Vehicle Name Suzuki Grand Vitara Kia Sportage
Body Style 4-Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 7.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
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