2009 Kia Borrego Overview


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The Whole Suv Package. by ohgr81
 — I test drove and examined the Borego. The 4.6L is a rocket. The Borego is a full frame SUV and it scoots better than the Suburban, Expedition, or any other 7 passenger SUV that I know of. This thin... Read More
For The Price And Warranty Excellent I Wanted A Benz Glk450 But I Got The Kia by lou142
 — rattle in door seat belt bolt loose kia fixed nice handling very roomy and 4 the price best buy out there. handles very well in the snow and ice. not great on gas but will sacrifice that for the wa... Read More
Good Value And Feature Rich Others Should Use Kia As A Bench Mark To Strive Towards by Research_Guy
 — No matter if you buy the bottom line or top of the line they include safety features equally ( except knee air bag on Borrego EX). Clean lines,not just flashy to sacrafice visibility, better fuel eco... Read More

2009 Kia Borrego Overview

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2009 Kia Borrego

Known as the Mowave in Korea, the Kia Borrego opts for a different desert name (after Anza-Borrego State Park) for its first-time entry into the body-on-frame midsize SUV market. The 2009 Kia Borrego will also be the Korean automaker's most powerful vehicle, thanks to its 4.6-liter Tau V8, borrowed from the upcoming Genesis. Although numbers have yet to be released, the V8 should deliver 300-plus horsepower and be matched to a 6-speed automatic. A 3.8-liter V6 will also be offered, with a horsepower rating somewhere between 250 and 270, paired with a 5-speed automatic. A clean diesel engine is in the works.

Borrego means bighorn sheep, and the 2009 Kia Borrego takes its name seriously, with flared wheel wells mimicking the rounded horns, and a muscular profile with chrome grille and lower body cladding signaling its rugged performance capability both on and off road. Two trims, LX and EX, will be available, each with front-wheel or four-wheel drive. The on-demand 4WD will have low-range gearing for off-road use. The 2009 Borrego seats seven people in three rows, with both second and third rows folding flat to expand cargo space. The second row also slides forward for easier third-row access. All trims will feature ABS brakes, dual front multi-stage airbags and side curtain bags for all three rows, and traction and stability control. Options such as a rearview camera, hill assist, an air suspension, and Kia's first-ever navigation system improve safety.

Interior features include a 6-CD player with iPod compatibility and three months of satellite radio. Utility is not forgotten in this SUV, as the V8 engine will be able to tow around 7,500 pounds (5,000 with the V6). As always, Kia's 100,000-mile/10-year warranty will be offered. Early reviews praise the safety features and upscale interior materials of the 2009 Borrego, but say the third row is cramped. There are questions as to whether introducing an SUV at a time when crossovers are becoming the preferred family vehicle is wise. Expected fuel economy for the Borrego will fall in the mid-teens.


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2009 Kia Borrego Front And Rear Ac Blower Only Runs On High

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Are The Active Headrests Prone To Breaking?

When you push your head back on the driver's headrest, something pushes out into your back. Is this normal?

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