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2002 Mercedes-Benz S vs. 2010 Kia Sorento

To start off, 2010 Kia Sorento is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Mercedes-Benz S would be higher. At 5,513 cc (12 cylinders), 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (493 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 228 more horse power than 2010 Kia Sorento. (265 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2010 Kia Sorento. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 217 kg more than 2010 Kia Sorento. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2010 Kia Sorento is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2010 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, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (801 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 441 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Kia Sorento. (360 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Kia Sorento.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mercedes-Benz S 2010 Kia Sorento
Make Mercedes-Benz Kia
Model S Sorento
Year Released 2002 2010
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5513 cc 3777 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 493 HP 265 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 801 Nm 360 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 93 mm
Engine Stroke Size 87 mm 85.8 mm
Top Speed 250 km/hour 190 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 4.8 seconds 8.5 seconds
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2135 kg 1918 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1870 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 80 L


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