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1972 Citroen Dyane vs. 2003 Kia Sorento

To start off, 2003 Kia Sorento is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Citroen Dyane. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Citroen Dyane would be higher. At 3,489 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Kia Sorento is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Kia Sorento (192 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 168 more horse power than 1972 Citroen Dyane. (24 HP @ 6750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Kia Sorento should accelerate faster than 1972 Citroen Dyane. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Kia Sorento weights approximately 1400 kg more than 1972 Citroen Dyane. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2003 Kia Sorento is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1972 Citroen Dyane. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Kia Sorento will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2003 Kia Sorento (310 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 281 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Citroen Dyane. (29 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2003 Kia Sorento will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Citroen Dyane.

Compare all specifications:

1972 Citroen Dyane 2003 Kia Sorento
Make Citroen Kia
Model Dyane Sorento
Year Released 1972 2003
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 425 cc 3489 cc
Engine Cylinders 2 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 24 HP 192 HP
Engine RPM 6750 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 29 Nm 310 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 590 kg 1990 kg
Vehicle Length 3880 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Width 1510 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1560 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 43 L 80 L


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