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Kia Sorento 3.8 4x4 Automatic

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Kia Sorento 3.8 4x4 Automatic

5-door 5-seater minivan (multi-purpose vehicle, MPV), petrol (gasoline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3778 cm3 / 230.5 cu in / 230.5 cu in, 197.0 kW / 264.2 hp / 264.2 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 360.0 N·m / 265.5 lb·ft / 265.5 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph top speed, consumption 15.7 l/100km / 18.0 mpg-UK / 15.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)KiaIssued from2008
ModelSorento 3.8 4x4 AutomaticIssued until
SerieSorentoNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerKiaCountryKR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeminivan (multi-purpose vehicle, MPV)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)897 l / 31.68 cu ft / 31.68 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)3002 l / 106.01 cu ft / 106.01 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1900 l / 67.10 cu ft / 67.10 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4550 mm / 179.1 in / 179.1 inTotal (curb) weight1918 kg / 4228 lb / 4228 lb
WidthDry weight
Height1660 mm / 65.4 in / 65.4 inLoad capacity122 kg / 269 lb / 269 lb
Wheelbase2720 mm / 107.1 in / 107.1 inGross (max.) weight2040 kg / 4497 lb / 4497 lb
Track frontTowing weight2000 kg / 4409 lb / 4409 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders
Engine Type Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.8 mm / 3.38 in / 3.38 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplyElectronic fuel injection (EFI)Engine displacement3778 cm3 / 230.5 cu in / 230.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity582.83 cm3/cylinder / 35.566 cu in/cylinder / 35.566 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power197.0 kW / 264.2 hp / 264.2 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque360.0 N·m / 265.5 lb·ft / 265.5 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)78.8 kW / 105.7 hp / 105.7 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output52.1 kW/l / 1.146 bhp/cu in / 1.146 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque95.3 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio139.7 kW/ton / 105.8 bhp/ton / 105.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)15.7 l/100km / 18.0 mpg-UK / 15.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions367 g/km / 591 g/mi / 591 g/mi (est.)
  Range510 km / 317 mi / 317 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontWishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front245/75-R16Tyres rear245/75-R16
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), ASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Kia Sorento 3.8 4x4 Automatic

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