Compare 2009 Jeep Patriot vs 2008 Kia Sportage

2009 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 23 28 $22,432 $23,980
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 23 28 $18,117 $19,290
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $18,117 $19,290
Patriot FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $20,822 $22,230
Patriot FWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 23 28 $16,507 $17,540
Patriot FWD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $16,507 $17,540
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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

$22,432
$18,110

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$23,980
$19,045

Monthly Payment Estimate

$400 / month
$317 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
6.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2009 Jeep Patriot offers a safe, city-friendly package for a bargain price; if the most off-roading you'll be doing is to the weekend campsite, it's a good frugal choice. 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

23 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

28 mpg 25 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.0 56.3

Front Leg Room (in)

40.6 42.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

101.7 103.9

Front Hip Room (in)

52.3 54.6

Second Leg Room (in)

39.4 37.2

Front Head Room (in)

41.0 40.7

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

51.0 54.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.6 56.7

Second Head Room (in)

39.9 39.4

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

65.7 66.7

Liftover Height (in)

30.7 - TBD -

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)

8.1 7.7

Length, Overall (in)

173.6 171.3

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

45.1 - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

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)

NA NA

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

NA NA

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

38.0 - TBD -

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.3 x 0.4 10.3 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

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

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

13.5 15.3

Steering

Steering Type

Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

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

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

TTU NA

Spare Tire Order Code

TBC NA

Rear Tire Size

P215/60R17 P215/65R16

Rear Tire Order Code

TTU NA

Front Tire Size

P215/60R17 P215/65R16

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 150

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 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)

3245 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

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

120 - TBD -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

525 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

165 @ 4400 136 @ 4500

Engine Order Code

ED3 NA

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

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

28 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 19

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 -

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

- TBD - NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 1.00

Trans Type

5 4

Drivetrain

4-Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

1.00 NA

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.72 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

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)

4.12 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

Summary

Vehicle Name

Jeep Patriot Kia Sportage

Body Style

Sport Utility 4 Door

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Stabilizer bar w/stabilizer bar

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

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

7 -

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