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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 21 28 $14,725 $15,339
5-Door HB Manual Convenience Pkg 21 28 $15,301 $15,939
5-Door HB Automatic 21 28 $15,781 $16,439
5-Door HB Automatic Convenience Pkg 21 28 $16,357 $17,039
5-Door HB Manual Touring Pkg 2 21 28 $16,405 $17,089
5-Door HB Automatic Touring Pkg 2 21 28 $17,461 $18,189
5-Door HB Automatic Regional Edition Touring 21 28 $17,029 $17,739
4-Door Sedan Manual Convenience Pkg 22 30 $14,974 $15,599
4-Door Sedan Manual Touring Pkg 1 22 30 $15,235 $15,870
4-Door Sedan Manual Touring Pkg 2 22 30 $15,934 $16,599
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 23 31 $15,454 $16,099
4-Door Sedan Automatic Convenience Pkg 23 31 $16,030 $16,699
4-Door Sedan Automatic Touring Pkg 1 23 31 $16,291 $16,970
4-Door Sedan Automatic Touring Pkg 2 23 31 $16,990 $17,699
5-Door HB Manual Regional Edition 21 28 $14,293 $14,889
5-Door HB Automatic Regional Edition 21 28 $15,349 $15,989
5-Door HB Manual Regional Edition Convenience Pkg 21 28 $14,859 $15,489
5-Door HB Automatic Regional Edition Convenience Pkg 21 28 $15,925 $16,589
5-Door HB Manual Regional Edition Touring 21 28 $15,973 $16,639
4-Door Sedan Manual 22 30 $13,765 $14,339
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 31 $14,821 $15,439
4-Door Sedan Manual Popular Pkg 22 30 $14,197 $14,789
4-Door Sedan Automatic Popular Pkg 23 31 $15,253 $15,889
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 22 30 $14,398 $14,999
4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $12,345 $12,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 32 $13,300 $13,895
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 23 30 $13,925 $14,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 32 $14,860 $15,895
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 23 30 $14,955 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 24 32 $15,890 $16,995
5-Door HB Manual Spectra5 23 30 $14,955 $15,995
5-Door HB Automatic Spectra5 24 32 $15,890 $16,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,765
$12,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,339
$12,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$239 / month
$215 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport brings all-wheel drive to the subcompact class, along with great visibility and an engaging driving experience. The 2008 Kia Spectra is still a lot of car for the money, but with it’s a bit outclassed by a host of more refined and updated small-car models.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Car Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 35.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.0 97.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 42.6 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 102.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 162.8 177.2
Height, Overall (in) 60.8 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 12.2
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 33.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2668 2701
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 3500 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ 5800 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.62
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.39
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.41 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Suzuki SX4 Kia Spectra
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Dual-Link
 
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