Compare 1997 Jeep Cherokee vs 1997 Kia Sportage

1997 Jeep Cherokee
1997 Kia Sportage
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2-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door SE 20 23 $14,383 $15,300
4-Door SE 20 23 $15,349 $16,340
2-Door 4WD SE 20 23 $15,782 $16,815
4-Door 4WD SE 20 23 $16,744 $17,850
2-Door Sport 15 20 $16,225 $17,915
4-Door Sport 15 20 $17,156 $18,950
2-Door 4WD Sport 15 20 $17,574 $19,425
4-Door 4WD Sport 15 20 $18,505 $20,460
4-Door Country 15 20 $19,756 $21,905
4-Door 4WD Country 15 20 $21,110 $23,420
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4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 19 22 $13,177 $14,495
4-Door Manual EX EX 19 22 $13,865 $15,390
4-Door Automatic 19 21 $14,087 $15,495
4-Door Manual 4WD 19 23 $14,410 $15,995
4-Door Automatic EX EX 19 21 $14,775 $16,390
4-Door Manual 4WD EX EX 19 23 $14,835 $16,615
4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 22 $15,320 $16,995
4-Door Automatic 4WD EX EX 19 22 $15,745 $17,615
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,383
$13,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,300
$14,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$242 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose Vehicles 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
44.5 50.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 44.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 52.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.0 125.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 31.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.0 56.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
167.5 159.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
63.9 65.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 56.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71. 55.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
65.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.0 25.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA Rear Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 X 2.50 9.84 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 9.31 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 15.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.9 34.8
Steering Type
Power Recirculation-Ball Variable Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TM6 NA
Front Tire Size
P215/75R15 P205/75R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/90D16 P205/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
TM6 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/75R15 P205/75R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2947 3170
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 3250 127 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EPE NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
125 @ 5400 130 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.02
Trans Order Code
DDQ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.78
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.72
Clutch Size (in)
9.125 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.36
Trans Type
5 5-Speed
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.74 3.45
Summary
Body Style
2 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Cherokee Kia Sportage
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle 4-Bar Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Leaf Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Quadra-Link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA

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