Compare 1997 Ford Explorer vs 1997 Kia Sportage

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2-Door 102" WB Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $19,323 $21,265
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB Sport 4WD 16 20 $20,934 $23,095
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB XL 18 23 $18,285 $20,085
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB XL 4WD 16 20 $20,015 $22,050
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,187 $29,065
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 4WD 15 19 $27,952 $31,070
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer AWD 14 18 $27,653 $30,730
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Limited 15 20 $29,404 $32,720
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Limited 4WD 15 19 $31,414 $35,005
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Limited AWD 14 18 $31,120 $34,670
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XL 18 23 $19,517 $21,485
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XL 4WD 16 20 $21,206 $23,405
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XLT 18 23 $21,924 $24,220
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XLT 4WD 16 20 $23,688 $26,225
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XLT AWD 14 18 $23,688 $26,225
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4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage 4-Door Automatic 19 21 $14,087 $15,495
Sportage 4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 22 $15,320 $16,995
Sportage 4-Door Automatic 4WD EX 19 22 $15,745 $17,615
Sportage 4-Door Automatic EX 19 21 $14,775 $16,390
Sportage 4-Door Manual 19 22 $13,177 $14,495
Sportage 4-Door Manual 4WD 19 23 $14,410 $15,995
Sportage 4-Door Manual 4WD EX 19 23 $14,835 $16,615
Sportage 4-Door Manual EX 19 22 $13,865 $15,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,323
$14,087
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,265
$15,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$258 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 44.5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 52.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 31.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 50.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 125.7
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.9 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
27.0 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
178.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
67.8 65.0
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
42.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 104.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 68.1
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.8 -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 56.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- 56.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
- 159.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.4 55.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
29.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 25.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.38 x 1.33 9.31 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.86 x 1.24 NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.84 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 15.8
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Power Variable Pwr Recirculating Ball
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.54
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
717 -
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R15 P205/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
717 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 200
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1787 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1974 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4700 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3214
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 130 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 127 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99E NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 2.0L/122
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.70
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.49
Trans Order Code
44M NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
10 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.00
Trans Type
5 4-Speed
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.78
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Kia Sportage
Body Code
102" WB -
Body Style
2 Door Sport 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Ford -
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion bar Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Single-stage leaf 4-Bar Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.8 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.27 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Single channel w/crossmembers -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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