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2008 Kia Sportage Information page

The SUV that's big on style, comfort, performance and versatility.


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The 2008 Kia Sportage.

Presenting the compact SUV that's big on style, comfort, performance and versatility - all at a great value. Now there's nothing to come between you and the lifestyle you love.

Sportage is available with a 4-cylinder engine with fuel efficiency of up to 25 mpg*** or a more powerful V6. Need 2WD or available on-demand 4WD? No problem. Whichever specification you choose, you'll enjoy a smooth ride without sacrificing power and off-road capability.

Confidence also comes standard as Sportage has earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-star crash safety rating** in all four categories thanks to safety features like six airbags including full-length side curtains, anti-lock brakes and Electronic Stability Control.

All this, plus an unbeatable warranty, adds up to a truly outstanding compact SUV that's impossible to ignore.

***With 4x2 I4 transmission. Based on 2008 EPA mileage estimates. **Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (safercar.gov). Model tested with side-impact air bags (SABs).

2008 KIA SPORTAGE

ENGINE 2.0L I4 2.7L V6
Type 4-cylinder, iron block & aluminum head 6-cylinder, aluminum block & head
Valve gear DOHC w/CVVT DOHC
Displacement 1,975 cc 2,656 cc
Compression ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Horsepower (SAE net) 140 hp @ 6,000 rpm 173 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 136 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm 178 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed manual, overdrive 4-speed electronically controlled
  4-speed electronically controlled Sportmatic® overdrive
  Sportmatic® overdrive  
4WD System Full-time, electronic control on-demand Full-time, electronic control on-demand

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 103.5 in.
Track (front/rear) 60.6 in.
Length, Width, Height 171.3 in. L / 70.9 in. W / 66.7 in. H
Ground clearance 7.7 in.
Approach angle 29.5 degrees
Departure angle 28.7 degrees
Headroom (front/rear) 40.7 in. / 39.4 in.
Shoulder room (front/rear) 56.7 in. / 56.3 in.
Legroom (front/rear) 42.1 in. / 37.2 in.
Hip room (front/rear) 54.6 in. / 54.6 in.
Passenger volume 103.9 cu. ft.
Cargo volume 23.6 cu. ft. (rear seat up)
66.6 cu. ft. (rear seat down)
CURB WEIGHT 2.0L I4 2.7L V6
5-speed manual 3,230 lbs. (4x2)
3,411 lbs. (4x4)
-- (4x2)
-- (4x4)
4-speed automatic 3,254 lbs. (4x2)
-- (4x4)
3,351 lbs. (4x2)
3,527 lbs. (4x4)

CAPACITIES 2.0L I4 2.7L V6
Towing capacity 1,500 lbs. 2,000 lbs.

BODY & CHASSIS
Layout Front engine, two-wheel or four-wheel drive
Body type Steel unibody
Front suspension Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs,
stabilizer bar
Rear suspension Independent, dual-link w/struts, stabilizer bar
Steering type Rack-and-pinion, power assisted
Turns, lock-to-lock 3.06
Turning circle, curb-to-curb 35.4 ft.

BRAKES
Type Dual diagonal, split-circuit, power-assisted braking system
Front 11.0-in. vented discs
Rear 10.3-in. solid discs (4x2); 11.2-in. solid discs (4x4)

TIRES
Tires P215/65R16 (I4); P235/60R16 (V6)

EPA FUEL ECONOMY 2.0L I4 2.7L V6
(City / Highway MPG) 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4
5-speed manual 20/25 19/24 -- / -- -- / --
4-speed automatic 19/25 --/-- 17/23 17/21

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