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KIA Borrego 2009-Present

Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Medium SUV
Production years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Kia introduced the midsize Borrego as the 2009 model year and it had a truck type body-on-frame design.

The Borrego wasn’t necessarily the type of car missing from the American market, however, it was an affordable SUV that met some of the features of a luxurious car.

The truck type SUV was offered with V6 or V8 power and could accommodate up to 7 passengers with the 3 rows of seats available.

The Borrego was fitted with a four-wheel-drive system to offer great off-road capabilities. However, the SUV was not decent at all when it came to the fuel consumption, it was a rather thirsty vehicle.

Offering a solid and heavy feel, the Borrego acted like a regular truck SUV, much like the more expensive competitor, the Ford Explorer.

Due to its high stance, the Borrego leaned in turns, however, it was not unstable.

The ride quality was comfortable, however, compared to the competitors on the market, both of its available engines were a little underpowered.

Inside, the high seating position made it very easy to see over traffic. The materials used were carefully assembled, however, hard plastics were used. Heavily marketed as luxurious, the Borrego lacked soft touch materials.

The Borrego was vailable in three trim levels, the LX, EX and the Limited.

The base trim level came with power accessories, an USB port, Aux jack and skidplates.

The EX trim level added atuomatic climate control, power dont seats, automatic headlights and foglights.

The more luxurious Limited trim level came with leather upholstery, heated seats, a rearview camera to enhance safety, power adjustable pedals and Bluetooth cellphone connectivity.

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press release
KIA Borrego 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  4 gasoline engines
  • 3.8L V6 DOHC 5AT (276 HP)
  • 3.8L V6 DOHC 5AT AWD (276 HP)
  • 4.6L V8 DOHC 6AT (337 HP)
  • 4.6L V8 DOHC 6AT AWD (337 HP)
  1 diesel engine
  • 3.0L V6 VGT 6AT (347 HP)
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KIA Borrego / Mohave Brochure

KIA Borrego 3.8L V6 DOHC 5AT (276 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.8L V6 DOHC 5AT (276 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3778 cm3
Power
205.9 KW @ 6000 RPM
280 HP @ 6000 RPM
276 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
362 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.6 gallons (78.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
119 mph (192 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P245/70 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
192.1 in (4879 mm)
Width
75.4 in (1915 mm)
Height
71.3 in (1811 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.2/64.6 in (1,631/1,641 mm)
Wheelbase
114 in (2896 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.5 in (216 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.4 cuFT (351 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4248 lbs (1927 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5445 lbs (2470 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Combined
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
U.S. Spec

KIA Borrego 3.8L V6 DOHC 5AT AWD (276 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.8L V6 DOHC 5AT AWD (276 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3778 cm3
Power
205.9 KW @ 6000 RPM
280 HP @ 6000 RPM
276 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
362 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.6 gallons (78.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
115 mph (185 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P245/70 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
192.1 in (4879 mm)
Width
75.4 in (1915 mm)
Height
71.3 in (1811 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.2/64.6 in (1,631/1,641 mm)
Wheelbase
114 in (2896 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.5 in (216 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.4 cuFT (351 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4460 lbs (2023 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5666 lbs (2570 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16 mpg US (14.7 L/100Km)
Highway
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Combined
18.5 mpg US (12.7 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
U.S. Spec

KIA Borrego 4.6L V8 DOHC 6AT (337 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.6L V8 DOHC 6AT (337 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4627 cm3
Power
251.3 KW @ 6000 RPM
342 HP @ 6000 RPM
337 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
323 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM
438 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.6 gallons (78.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
136 mph (219 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P245/70 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
192.1 in (4879 mm)
Width
75.4 in (1915 mm)
Height
71.3 in (1811 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.2/64.6 in (1,631/1,641 mm)
Wheelbase
114 in (2896 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.5 in (216 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.4 cuFT (351 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4405 lbs (1998 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5617 lbs (2548 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15 mpg US (15.7 L/100Km)
Highway
22 mpg US (10.7 L/100Km)
Combined
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
U.S. Spec

KIA Borrego 4.6L V8 DOHC 6AT AWD (337 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.6L V8 DOHC 6AT AWD (337 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4627 cm3
Power
251.3 KW @ 6000 RPM
342 HP @ 6000 RPM
337 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
323 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM
438 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.6 gallons (78.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
140 mph (225 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P245/70 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
192.1 in (4879 mm)
Width
75.4 in (1915 mm)
Height
71.3 in (1811 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.2/64.6 in (1,631/1,641 mm)
Wheelbase
114 in (2896 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.5 in (216 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.4 cuFT (351 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4621 lbs (2096 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5820 lbs (2640 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15 mpg US (15.7 L/100Km)
Highway
20 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)
Combined
17.5 mpg US (13.4 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
U.S. Spec

KIA Borrego 3.0L V6 VGT 6AT (347 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L V6 VGT 6AT (347 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2959 cm3
Power
255 KW @ 3800 RPM
347 HP @ 3800 RPM
342 BHP @ 3800 RPM
Torque
406 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM
550 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
20.6 gallons (78.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P245/70 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
192.1 in (4879 mm)
Width
75.4 in (1915 mm)
Height
71.3 in (1811 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.2/64.6 in (1,631/1,641 mm)
Wheelbase
114 in (2896 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.5 in (216 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.4 cuFT (351 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4248 lbs (1927 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5461 lbs (2477 kg)
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