2011 Kia Sportage First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2011 Kia Sportage - Road Test Specs

2011 Kia Sportage SUV

(2.4L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2011 Kia Sportage EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Vehicle TypeFour-door, five-passenger SUV
Estimated MSRP$25,090
Assembly locationHwasung, South Korea


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected gasoline inline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,359cc (144 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder, variable intake and exhaust valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)176 @ 6,000 (SULEV: 170 @ 6,000)
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)168 @ 4,000 (SULEV: 163 @ 4,000)
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic with console shifter
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.212, II = 2.637, III = 1.800, IV = 1.386, V = 1.000, VI = 0.772, R = 3.385
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.195


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, engine-speed-proportional, power rack-and-pinion
Tire make and modelHankook Optimo H426
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size235/55R18 100H
Wheel size18 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front11-inch ventilated disc with single-piston sliding caliper
Brakes, rear10.3-inch solid disc with single-piston sliding caliper

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)22 city/31 highway

Audio and Advanced Technology

iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via propietary cable, USB stick
Satellite radioStandard Sirius (3-month subscription)
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Optional 1GB music storage capacity (included with UVO option)
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard (SMS text-to-speech capability with UVO option)
Navigation systemOptional DVD-based with traffic
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Not available
Smart entry/StartOptional
Parking aidsOptional parking sonar and rear back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionNot available
Adaptive cruise controlNot available
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceNot available
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,186
Length (in.)174.8
Width (in.)73.0
Height (in.)64.4
Wheelbase (in.)103.9
Track, front (in.)63.5
Track, rear (in.)63.6
Turning circle (ft.)34.7
Legroom, front (in.)41.4
Legroom, rear (in.)37.9
Headroom, front (in.)39.1
Headroom, rear (in.)38.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.1
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)26.1
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)54.6
GVWR (lbs.)4,497
Ground clearance (in.)6.8
Approach angle (degrees)28.1
Departure angle (degrees)28.2


Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles

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