Compare 2008 Chrysler Aspen vs 2009 Kia Sorento

2008 Chrysler Aspen
2009 Kia Sorento
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AWD 4-Door Limited
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento 2WD 4-Door EX 15 21 $23,600 $25,345
Sorento 2WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $21,480 $22,645
Sorento 2WD 4-Door LX Base 16 22 $20,530 $21,545
Sorento 4WD 4-Door EX 15 20 $25,350 $27,245
Sorento 4WD 4-Door LX 15 22 $23,330 $24,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,664
$23,600
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,780
$25,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$596 / month
$422 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
There are few compelling reasons to choose the 2008 Chrysler Aspen over slightly larger, roomier competitors like a well-equipped Ford Expedition or GMC Yukon. A price that’s much less than the competition is the strongest appeal of the 2009 Kia Sorento, which boasts good towing capacity and all-weather traction but doesn’t stack up to modern crossovers in other ways.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
48.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.6
Third Head Room (in)
39.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
58.8 55.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
155.1 137.5
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 58.9
Third Leg Room (in)
34.5 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.5
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
202.1 180.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.6 71.3
Liftover Height (in)
33.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.5 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
119.2 106.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.0 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
102.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.1 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.4 31.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 0.87 12.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
27 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.41 3.70
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.86 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P235/65R17 P245/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
TP5 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60R18 P245/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TP5 NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60R18 P245/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8950 1653
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
895 165
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1653
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5043 4083
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 Full-size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
- TBD - NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
EVE NA
Displacement
4.7L/- TBD - 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- TBD - 262 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 3.83
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.52
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sportmatic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 2.37
Trans Order Code
DGQ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Aspen Kia Sorento
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Live axle 5-Link

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