Compare 1998 Suzuki Sidekick vs 1998 Kia Sportage

1998 Suzuki Sidekick
1998 Kia Sportage
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2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD JS
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
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4-Door Manual
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.1 15.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
21.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.2 34.8
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 -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/75R15 P205/75R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2337 3186
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
55 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
390 - TBD - (48 amp/hr)
Engine
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
98 @ 4000 127 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
95 @ 5600 130 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2-Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Sidekick Kia Sportage
Suspension
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
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

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