Compare 2011 Dodge Nitro vs 2011 Kia Sportage

2011 Dodge Nitro
2011 Kia Sportage
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2WD 4-Door Heat
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $21,652 $22,245
4WD 4-Door Heat 15 21 $23,320 $23,995
2WD 4-Door Detonator 16 21 $25,372 $26,245
2WD 4-Door Shock 16 21 $26,302 $27,245
4WD 4-Door Detonator 16 21 $27,040 $27,995
4WD 4-Door Shock 16 21 $27,970 $28,995
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 21 29 $17,930 $18,295
2WD 4-Door LX 22 31 $19,610 $20,295
4WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $21,060 $21,795
2WD 4-Door EX 22 31 $21,870 $23,295
4WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,280 $24,795
2WD 4-Door SX 22 27 $24,070 $25,795
AWD 4-Door SX 21 25 $25,470 $27,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,652
$17,930
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,245
$18,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / month
$305 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Kia hits game reset, and gives the 2011 Sportage an appealing new look and feel.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 37.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 100.0
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
178.9 174.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.5 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.5 64.4
Liftover Height (in)
33.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.8 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.7 54.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.3 26.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.0 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)
12.4 x 0.5 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.42 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R20 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R20 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3976 3157
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.54
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.79
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 5.07, 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.18
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Kia Sportage
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
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
Live Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Upper/Lower "A" arms Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 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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