Compare 2011 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2011 Kia Sorento

2011 Chevrolet Equinox
2011 Kia Sorento
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,507 $24,745
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,614 $25,910
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,571 $27,970
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,804 $30,320
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,845 $22,995
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,952 $24,160
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,909 $26,220
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,141 $28,570
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2WD 4-Door I4 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4 Base 20 27 $20,480 $21,195
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4 EX 21 29 $23,885 $25,195
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4 LX 21 29 $22,025 $22,795
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 EX 20 26 $26,155 $27,595
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 LX 20 26 $24,730 $25,595
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 SX 20 26 $30,420 $32,395
Sorento AWD 4-Door I4 EX 21 27 $25,495 $26,895
Sorento AWD 4-Door I4 LX 21 27 $23,665 $24,495
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 EX 19 25 $27,770 $29,295
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 LX 19 25 $26,370 $27,295
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 SX 19 25 $32,015 $34,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,507
$20,480
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,745
$21,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you don’t need a third row, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is just right for small families; it’s refined, secure, and versatile, and gets very impressive fuel economy in four-cylinder form. The 2011 Kia Sorento takes a right turn in its transition from off-roader to all-weather wagon: It’s sized right, timed right, and packaged right.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 142.5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 59.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 67.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 37.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 72.5
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 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
11.9 x 0.78 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 35.7
Steering Type
Variable power assist Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QMU NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QMU NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1650
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3951 3763
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 2.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SIDI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
LAF NA
Displacement
2.4/146.5 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 ECOTEC Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.90
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.70
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.93
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Kia Sorento
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut-type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trailing arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
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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