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1997 Kia Sportage Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1997 Kia Sportage specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Kia Sportage warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$14,495
Invoice *
$13,177
Engine
2.0L I-4 130 HP 127.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
19.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
22.1 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
2.0L I-4 130 HP 127.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
70 amp
Battery
48 amp
Axle Ratio
4.78
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
15.8 gal.
Exhaust
partial stainless steel
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Front Suspension
double wishbone
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Rear Suspension
rigid axle multi-link
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil
Steering
re-circulating ball
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
15.0 " silver styled steel
Front Tires
P205/75SR15.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size steel
Seating Capacity
5
Front Seat Type
bucket
Front Headrests
adjustable
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Rear Seats
50-50 bench
Rear Headrests
fixed
Seat Trim
cloth
Door Trim
cloth
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear
Roof Features
roof rack
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Dome Light
dome light
Floor Console
full
Cup Holder
front
Door Bins
dual
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Trunk Lid Trim
plastic
Cargo Net
cargo net
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
premium AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD
single
Door Locks
power
Remote Fuel Flap Release
mechanical
Rear Child Safety Door Locks
rear child safety door locks
Power Outlets
1
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Clock
in-dash
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Front Windows
power
Rear Windows
power
Quarter Vent Rear Windows
power
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
fixed interval
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver front-impact
Security System
security system
Door Count
4 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
55.4 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
159.3 "
Exterior Width
68.1 "
Exterior Height
65.0 "
Wheelbase
104 "
Front Tread
57 "
Rear Tread
57 "
Turning Radius
17.4 '
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4,204 lbs.
Curb Weight
3,170 lbs.
Payload
838 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
2,000 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.39
Front Legroom
44.5 "
Rear Legroom
31.1 "
Front Headroom
39.6 "
Rear Headroom
37.8 "
Front Hiproom
52.5 "
Rear Hiproom
50.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.4 "
Passenger Volume
100 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume
25.8 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded
55.4 cu.ft.
Mud Flaps
front and rear
Rear Spoiler
lip
Bumpers
body-colored with 2 front tow hook(s)
Grille Moldings
body-colored
Paint
monotone / monotone with badging
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
60/60,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/100,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1997 Kia Sportage safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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