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Selected Style 2-Door JS Soft Top Manual 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD JS 24 26 $12,443 $13,099
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 2WD JS 23 24 $13,013 $13,699
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD JS 23 26 $13,390 $14,399
2-Door Soft Top Manual 4WD JX 24 26 $13,828 $14,869
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD JS 22 26 $14,274 $15,349
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 4WD JX 23 24 $14,386 $15,469
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD JX 23 26 $14,558 $15,999
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD Sport JS 23 25 $15,377 $16,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD JX 22 26 $15,423 $16,949
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD Sport JS 21 24 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JX 23 25 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JX 21 24 $17,197 $18,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JLX 23 25 $17,652 $19,399
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JLX 21 24 $18,562 $20,399
4-Door Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 19 23 $13,541 $14,895
4-Door Automatic 19 23 $14,451 $15,895
4-Door Manual 4WD 19 23 $14,770 $16,395
4-Door Manual EX 19 23 $15,580 $17,295
4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 23 $15,680 $17,395
4-Door Automatic EX 19 23 $16,490 $18,295
4-Door Manual 4WD EX 19 23 $16,500 $18,495
4-Door Automatic 4WD EX 19 23 $17,410 $19,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,443
$13,541
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,099
$14,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$218 / month
$248 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.8 52.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.7 125.7
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 31.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 41.9 50.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 54.4
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.2 54.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 44.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 27.0 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.1 56.7
Wheelbase (in) 86.6 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 65.2 68.1
Track Width, Front (in) 54.9 56.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 143.7 170.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.8 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 64.3 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 12.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 8.1 25.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 50.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 39.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 31.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 32.0 55.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.66 x 1.34 10.23 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x 0.39 11.10 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.1 15.8
Steering
Steering Type Manual Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 3.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 21.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.2 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/75R15 P205/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/75R15 P205/75R15
Spare Tire Size P195/75R15 P205/75R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2337 3186
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 390 - TBD - (48 amp/hr)
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 55 70
Engine
Displacement 1.6L/97 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 95 @ 5600 130 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 98 @ 4000 127 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.02
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.13 4.78
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.65 3.72
Summary
Vehicle Name Suzuki Sidekick Kia Sportage
Body Style 2-Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil spring w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Rigid Axle 3-Bar Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/trailing arms w/Panhard Rod
 
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