Compare 2008 Jeep Patriot vs 2008 Kia Sportage

2008 Jeep Patriot
2008 Kia Sportage
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4WD 4-Door Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Limited 22 27 $21,278 $22,855
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Sport 22 27 $17,074 $18,235
Patriot FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $19,686 $21,105
Patriot FWD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $15,481 $16,485
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2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage 2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic LX 19 25 $18,110 $19,045
Sportage 2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 20 25 $15,270 $16,050
Sportage 2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 23 $20,000 $21,395
Sportage 2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 23 $18,940 $20,045
Sportage 4WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 19 24 $18,600 $19,545
Sportage 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 21 $21,370 $22,895
Sportage 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 21 $20,130 $21,345

Pricing

Invoice Price

$21,278
$18,110

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$22,855
$19,045

Monthly Payment Estimate

$381 / month
$317 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
6.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

Safe and city-friendly, yet tough enough for weekend camping—and bargain-priced—the 2008 Jeep Patriot has a lot going for it. If you can live without top-level refinement and the absolutely latest technology, 2008 Kia Sportage is a fine little SUV, and considering its price, a genuine value.

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Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 25 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in)

52.3 54.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

101.7 103.9

Second Leg Room (in)

39.6 37.2

Front Head Room (in)

41.0 40.7

Second Hip Room (in)

51.0 54.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.6 56.7

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Head Room (in)

39.3 39.4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.6 56.3

Front Leg Room (in)

40.6 42.1

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.8 60.6

Wheelbase (in)

103.7 103.5

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

27.4 - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

69.1 70.9

Track Width, Front (in)

59.8 60.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

9.0 7.7

Length, Overall (in)

173.6 171.3

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

45.1 - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

64.4 66.7

Liftover Height (in)

30.5 - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

23.0 23.6

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

54.2 66.6

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - NA

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

NA NA

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

38.0 - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.5 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

NA 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.3 x 0.4 10.3 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

13.5 15.3

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.88 3.06

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.4 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.6 35.4

Steering Type

Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P215/60R17 P215/65R16

Rear Tire Order Code

TTU NA

Front Tire Size

P215/60R17 P215/65R16

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

TTU NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 150

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 1500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3269 3254

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Alloy

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Alloy

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

7.2 7.3

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

525 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

120 - TBD -

Engine

Displacement

2.4L/144 2.0L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

172 @ 6000 140 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

SMPI NA

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

165 @ 4400 136 @ 4500

Engine Order Code

ED3 NA

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 19

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 25

Transmission

Trans Type

5 4

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

1.00 NA

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.81 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Drivetrain

4-Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.42 2.48

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.16 1.53

Trans Order Code

DD7 NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.91 4.63

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.03 0.71

Trans Description Cont.

Manual Automatic

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.77 2.84

Clutch Size (in)

- TBD - NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 1.00

Summary

Vehicle Name

Jeep Patriot Kia Sportage

Body Style

Sport Utility 4 Door

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Dual-link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Stabilizer bar w/stabilizer bar

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