Compare 2008 Dodge Durango vs 2009 Kia Sorento

2008 Dodge Durango
2009 Kia Sorento
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2WD 4-Door Adventurer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango 2WD 4-Door Adventurer 14 19 $29,775 $32,590
Durango 2WD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $32,699 $35,875
Durango 2WD 4-Door SLT 14 19 $28,062 $30,665
Durango 2WD 4-Door SXT 14 19 $25,098 $27,335
Durango 4WD 4-Door Adventurer 13 17 $31,806 $34,810
Durango 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 17 $34,730 $38,095
Durango 4WD 4-Door SLT 13 17 $31,036 $33,945
Durango 4WD 4-Door SXT 13 17 $28,072 $30,615
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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
$29,775
$23,600
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,590
$25,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$543 / month
$422 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you plan to tow, a 2008 Dodge Durango with a V-8 will work nearly as well as a Tahoe or Expedition, at a lower price. 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
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.6 137.5
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 58.9
Third Leg Room (in)
34.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.5
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.6
Third Head Room (in)
39.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
58.7 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.3 71.3
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
119.2 106.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
39.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.0 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
200.8 180.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.4 31.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
102.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.1 NA
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x .87 12.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
27 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.70
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.86 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TP5 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/70R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P245/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
TP5 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
590 165
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1653
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5900 1653
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4941 4083
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Full-size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.2 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.7L/287 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 4600 262 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
290 @ 3600 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
EVE NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
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
Rear Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Kia Sorento
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Torsion Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone

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