Compare 2021 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Ram 2500

2021 Kia Sportage
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage EX AWD 21 25 $27,639 $28,790
Sportage EX FWD 23 30 $26,197 $27,290
Sportage LX AWD 21 25 $24,469 $25,490
Sportage LX FWD 23 30 $23,031 $23,990
Sportage S AWD 21 25 $27,063 $28,190
Sportage S FWD 23 30 $25,429 $26,490
Sportage SX Turbo AWD 19 24 $33,569 $35,150
Sportage SX Turbo FWD 20 28 $32,136 $33,650
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Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,955 $42,475
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $40,136 $42,675
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $35,688 $38,020
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $42,580 $45,375
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $42,761 $45,575
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $44,082 $46,875
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $38,313 $40,920
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $46,434 $49,635
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $46,615 $49,835
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $49,058 $52,535
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $49,239 $52,735
2500 Laramie 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $50,561 $54,035
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $57,565 $61,935
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $57,294 $61,635
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $60,190 $64,835
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $59,918 $64,535
2500 Limited 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $61,692 $66,335
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,955 $42,475
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $40,136 $42,675
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $35,688 $38,020
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $42,580 $45,375
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $42,761 $45,575
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $44,082 $46,875
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $38,313 $40,920
2500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $53,172 $57,080
2500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $53,263 $57,180
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $55,797 $59,980
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $55,978 $60,180
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $57,299 $61,480
2500 Power Wagon 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $49,963 $53,535
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $35,590 $37,650
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $35,771 $37,850
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $32,136 $34,095
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $38,214 $40,550
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $38,395 $40,750
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $34,761 $36,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,639
$39,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,790
$42,475
Monthly Payment Estimate
$480 / month
$708 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Kia Sportage hits with value and looks even if its performance and fuel economy slightly miss. The ginormous 2021 Ram heavy-duty lineup reports for work, home, weekend, and hauling detail all at the same time.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 62.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 65.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 65.6
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 40.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 62.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 40.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 238.8
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 78.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 -
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 149
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 79.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 7.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 7.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
30.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.1 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 51
Tailgate Width (in)
- 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 76.3
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 57.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- 66.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 14.1
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)
12 14.2
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 31
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 47.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Re-Circulating Ball
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR18 LT275/70SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA TCN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR18 LT275/70SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TCN
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 7280
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 7280
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1653 14580
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1653 14580
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1653 14580
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 1458
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 1458
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 14410
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3448 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 5500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 3594
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 10000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 6390
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 21500
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2847
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 730
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 730
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4000 429 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA ESB
Displacement
2.4 L/144 6.4 L/392
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 6000 410 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 - TBD -
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA DFX
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Transfer Case Model
- None
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Ram 2500
Body Style
Sport Utility Crew Cab
Body Code
- T
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.73
Axle Type - Front
- Non-Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 5000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.73
Axle Type - Rear
- Rigid Axle
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 6200
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 - TBD -
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