|Body Style||7-seat SUV|
|Transmission||5-speed automatic |
|Engine||3.8-litre V6 |
4.6-litre DOHC V8
|Similar||Land Rover Discovery |
|Designer||Peter Schreyer (Kia head of design)|
The Kia Borrego (Mohave in Korea) is a mid to full size SUV which will go on sale in North America in late spring 2008 as a 2009 model. It is Kia's first venture into the large SUV market and utilises their first V8 engine. It rivals cars such as the Land Rover Discovery and Hyundai Terracan.
- 1 Recent Changes
- 2 Styles and Major Options
- 3 Pricing
- 4 Gas Mileage
- 5 Engine and Transmission
- 6 Performance
- 7 Reliability
- 8 Safety
- 9 Photos
- 10 Colors
- 11 Main Competitors
- 12 Hybrid Models
- 13 Unique Attributes
- 14 Interior
- 15 Resale Values
- 16 Criticisms
- 17 Worldwide
- 18 Design quirks and oddities
- 19 Awards
- 20 See Also
- 21 External Links
Recent Changes[edit | edit source]
The car is a 2009 model.
Styles and Major Options[edit | edit source]
The Borrego will come in both 3.8-litre V6 and 4.6-litre V8 DOHC forms, with a clean diesel confirmed to be on it's way at the end of the year, the latter of which is capable of a 7,500 pound max payload, while the former resides with the 5,000 pound max payload of the Kia Sorento. 18 inch alloys are optional, and the car comes in 2WD and 4WD versions.
Pricing[edit | edit source]
Pricing has not been fully confirmed yet, but expect two trim levels, most likely LX and EX, and pricing will range from a base price of $26,535 to a fully specced V8 at $35,535.
Gas Mileage[edit | edit source]
As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:
Engine and Transmission[edit | edit source]
The basic car will come with a 3.8-litre V6 engine and a 5-speed automatic gearbox, and the range-topping version will have a 4.6-litre V8 and a 6-speed automatic. Expect a 'clean diesel' V6 to be added to the lineup in about a year or so.
Performance[edit | edit source]
- 3.8-litre V6 - 250-300 bhp (estimated)
- 4.6-litre V8 - 300 bhp +
Reliability[edit | edit source]
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Safety[edit | edit source]
The Borrego features a wide array of safety equipment, including:
- Advanced two-stage airbags
- Full-length side curtain airbags for all three rows
- ABS (Anti-lock brakes)
- EBD (Electronic brake distribution)
- BAS (Brake assist system)
- ESC (Electronic stability control)
- TCS (Traction control)
- TPMS (Tire pressure monitoring system)
- DAC (Downhill assist control)
- HAC (Hill assist control)
Photos[edit | edit source]
Colors[edit | edit source]
Colour information is currently not available, but expect it to echo other Kia SUV's.
Main Competitors[edit | edit source]
- Acura MDX
- BMW X5
- Cadillac SRX
- Hyundai Terracan
- Land Rover Discovery
- Lexus RX
- Infiniti FX
- Mercedes-Benz ML-Class
- Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
- Volvo XC90
Hybrid Models[edit | edit source]
There are currently no plans for a hybrid model, although it is plausible. A 'clean diesel' variant will arrive in late 2008. Kia has confirmed to be working on a Fuel Cell variant dubbed the Borrego FCEV. 
Unique Attributes[edit | edit source]
The Borrego is the first Kia to ever feature a V8 engine, and also the most powerful Kia ever.
Interior[edit | edit source]
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Resale Values[edit | edit source]
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Criticisms[edit | edit source]
Some articles claim the introduction of a V8 with oil supplies so expensive is unwise, and Motor Trend go on to say "When Kia began developing the Borrego some four years ago, gas was under $2 per gallon and automakers were still touting the sustainability of the big truck boom."
Worldwide[edit | edit source]
The Borrego is currently only to be sold in the North American and Korean markets, although for the latter it will be rebadged 'Mohave'. However, a move into other markets such as the UK is possible when the new diesel arrives.
Design quirks and oddities[edit | edit source]
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Awards[edit | edit source]
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See Also[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Kia to Debut Mesa-derived Borrego SUV at Detroit Show
- 2009 Kia Borrego: New Mid-Sized SUV Based On The Mesa Concept
- Kia Borrego – Mohave SUV Launched In Korea: New Image Gallery
- Teaser Photo of New 7-Seater Kia SUV Released
- High resolution images
- Kia Borrego Wikipedia article
- Kia Borrego - Auto Express
- 2009 Kia Borrego First Look
- Kia Borrego SUV Achieves 5-Stars in NHSTA’s Crash Tests
- Kia Borrego FCEV to Debut in Los Angeles