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Compare 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Kia Sorento

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2018 Kia Sorento
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Altitude 4x2
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x2 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x2 19 26 $43,535 $45,295
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 18 25 $46,405 $48,295
Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x2 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2 19 26 $37,211 $38,495
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 18 25 $39,151 $40,495
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x2 19 26 $43,535 $45,295
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 18 25 $46,405 $48,295
Grand Cherokee SRT 4x4 13 19 $64,935 $67,695
Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition 4x2 19 26 $37,211 $38,495
Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition 4x4 18 25 $39,151 $40,495
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x2 19 26 $48,836 $50,995
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 18 25 $51,706 $53,995
Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4x4 11 17 $81,959 $86,200
Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 25 $42,034 $43,595
Grand Cherokee Upland 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento EX AWD 19 25 $33,147 $34,900
Sorento EX FWD 20 27 $31,412 $33,100
Sorento EX V6 AWD 18 25 $34,190 $36,000
Sorento EX V6 FWD 18 25 $32,455 $34,200
Sorento L FWD 21 28 $24,903 $25,900
Sorento LX AWD 21 25 $28,804 $29,990
Sorento LX FWD 21 28 $26,113 $27,200
Sorento LX V6 AWD 18 25 $30,274 $31,400
Sorento LX V6 FWD 18 25 $28,505 $29,600
Sorento SX Limited V6 AWD 17 23 $43,669 $46,300
Sorento SX Limited V6 FWD 18 25 $41,949 $44,500
Sorento SX V6 AWD 17 23 $38,674 $41,000
Sorento SX V6 FWD 18 25 $36,954 $39,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,745
$33,147
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,895
$34,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$515 / month
$582 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.7
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
Only poor crash test scores keep the Grand Cherokee down, as this talented family hauler offers luxury and utility and buyers can choose off-road capability, track talent, or even more luxury. The 2018 Kia Sorento ticks all the crossover-SUV boxes, especially in turbo-4 form.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 58
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 146.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
57 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 109.4
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 187.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 38.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 38.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 73.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50SR20 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TLP-B NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50SR20 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TLP-B NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4513 4004
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Engine
Displacement
3.6 L/220 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
293 @ 6400 240 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4000 260 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
ERC NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.51
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.95
Trans Order Code
DFT NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Kia Sorento
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 8.0
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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