Compare 2009 GMC Envoy vs 2008 Kia Sorento

2009 GMC Envoy
2008 Kia Sorento
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2WD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Envoy 2WD 4-Door Denali 14 20 $34,160 $36,535
Envoy 2WD 4-Door SLE 15 21 $28,634 $30,625
Envoy 2WD 4-Door SLT 15 21 $31,303 $33,480
Envoy 4WD 4-Door Denali 14 20 $36,156 $38,670
Envoy 4WD 4-Door SLE 14 20 $30,630 $32,760
Envoy 4WD 4-Door SLT 14 20 $33,300 $35,615
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento 2WD 4-Door Base 16 22 $19,715 $20,695
Sorento 2WD 4-Door EX 15 21 $22,620 $24,295
Sorento 2WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $21,045 $22,195
Sorento 2WD 4-Door LX Base 16 22 $20,000 $20,995
Sorento 4WD 4-Door EX 15 20 $24,370 $26,195
Sorento 4WD 4-Door LX 15 22 $22,895 $24,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,160
$19,715
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,535
$20,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$609 / month
$345 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 GMC Envoy is only somewhat suited to hauling passengers from point A to point B. But if you tow frequently, the Envoy might still make sense. The 2008 Kia Sorento has good towing capacity and all-weather handling, but it lacks the features, the performance and the carlike characteristics of more modern SUVs and crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 55.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
58.1 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 137.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
191.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
71.9 68.1
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 106.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.0 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 73.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 62.2
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
- 180.7
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
70.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
39.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
39.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.7 31.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.78 12.4 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 35.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.68
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P245/60R18 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
QZD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1723 -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZTM NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P245/60R18 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1673 -
Rear Tire Order Code
QZD NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6100 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
915 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6001 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2950 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2307 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3400 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2024 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4068
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
321 @ 4000 228 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LH6 NA
Displacement
5.3L/327 3.3L/204
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5300 242 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.37
Trans Order Code
M30 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.52
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.33
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Envoy Kia Sorento
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2950 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3400 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- 5-link
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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