Compare 2008 Suzuki SX4 vs 2008 Kia Spectra

2008 Suzuki SX4
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 22 30 $13,765 $14,339
4-Door Sedan Manual Popular Pkg 22 30 $14,197 $14,789
5-Door HB Manual Regional Edition 21 28 $14,293 $14,889
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 22 30 $14,398 $14,999
5-Door HB Manual 21 28 $14,725 $15,339
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 31 $14,821 $15,439
5-Door HB Manual Regional Edition Convenience Pkg 21 28 $14,859 $15,489
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 Automatic Popular Pkg 23 31 $15,253 $15,889
5-Door HB Manual Convenience Pkg 21 28 $15,301 $15,939
5-Door HB Automatic Regional Edition 21 28 $15,349 $15,989
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 23 31 $15,454 $16,099
5-Door HB Automatic 21 28 $15,781 $16,439
5-Door HB Automatic Regional Edition Convenience Pkg 21 28 $15,925 $16,589
4-Door Sedan Manual Touring Pkg 2 22 30 $15,934 $16,599
5-Door HB Manual Regional Edition Touring 21 28 $15,973 $16,639
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
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
4-Door Sedan Automatic Touring Pkg 2 23 31 $16,990 $17,699
5-Door HB Automatic Regional Edition Touring 21 28 $17,029 $17,739
5-Door HB Automatic Touring Pkg 2 21 28 $17,461 $18,189
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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
5-Door HB Manual Spectra5 23 30 $14,955 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 24 32 $15,890 $16,995
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.4
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
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Car Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.8 57.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 12.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 33.3
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 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2668 2701
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI - TBD -
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name
Suzuki SX4 Kia Spectra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Dual-Link
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 -

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