Compare 2003 Kia Sorento vs 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

2003 Kia Sorento
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
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4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door LX 15 20 $18,895 $19,995
4-Door 4WD LX 15 18 $20,655 $21,900
4-Door EX 15 20 $21,235 $22,900
4-Door 4WD EX 15 18 $22,900 $24,700
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4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4 20 27 $16,426 $17,549
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.4L I4 20 27 $17,175 $18,349
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 20 26 $18,771 $20,099
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 16 22 $20,078 $21,499
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 18 24 $20,172 $21,599
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 20 26 $21,101 $22,619
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 17 21 $21,479 $22,999
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 16 22 $21,922 $23,499
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 18 24 $22,500 $24,119
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 17 21 $23,321 $24,999
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,895
$16,426
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$17,549
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utililty
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
58.0 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 56.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.0 100.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
179.8 177.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 66.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 72.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 77.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.4 77.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 30.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 30.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 10.9 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 11.2 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.66 2.93
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70HR16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P245/70HR16 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70HR16 P225/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4057 3494
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16.0 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 68
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 95
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
217 @ 3000 147 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/214 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
192 @ 5500 138 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.67 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.48 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.80 3.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.30
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Hyundai Santa Fe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 22.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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