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2023 Kia Sorento EX FWD
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2023 Kia Sorento
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
N/A
2009 Kia Spectra
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$6,132
19 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2023 Kia Sorento
EX FWD
No Expert Reviews
2009 Kia Spectra
EX
Eric Tallberg Review:

The 2009 Kia Spectra offers few frills but decent performance and grea...

The Good: The gas-saving 2009 Kia Spectra delivers basic comfort, steady perform...

The Bad: Iffy safety ratings, mediocre resale value and a noisy engine keep the...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2023 Kia Sorento
EX FWD
No User Reviews
2009 Kia Spectra
EX
75
Cooters 2009 Kia Spectra EXReview:

Love My Spectra — A great car for the money. I have been driving her for awhile and she is a super car. She is very in...

Primary Use: Family transportation

55
Melissa 2009 Kia Spectra EXReview:

Over All Not A Bad Car. — It has a good get up and go but the seats could be built to be more comfortable. The braking is good...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Maria 2009 Kia Spectra EXReview:

A Great Car For Getting Along Especially Traveling — its a fine car just not fast enough for me, its appearance is great though very close to cute then f...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2023 Kia Sorento
EX FWD
2009 Kia Spectra
EX
Powertrain 8-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
23 MPG
24 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
30 MPG
32 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.7 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
281 hp @ 5,800 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
132 hp @ 6,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
311 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
133 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
10.1:1
10.1:1
10.1:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.48 in x 4 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 5 stars
Front Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Driver -- 4 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 4 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 42.8 in
Back Legroom 41.7 in 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.6 cu ft 12.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,501 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 189.4 in 177.2 in
Width 74.8 in 68.3 in
Height 66.9 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 110.8 in 102.8 in

Available Options

2023 Kia Sorento
EX FWD
2009 Kia Spectra
EX

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