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2003 Kia Sorento vs. 2004 Toyota Previa

To start off, 2004 Toyota Previa is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Kia Sorento. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Kia Sorento 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 35 more horse power than 2004 Toyota Previa. (157 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Kia Sorento should accelerate faster than 2004 Toyota Previa. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Kia Sorento weights approximately 465 kg more than 2004 Toyota Previa. 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 2004 Toyota Previa. 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 89 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Toyota Previa. (221 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2003 Kia Sorento will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Toyota Previa. 2003 Kia Sorento has automatic transmission and 2004 Toyota Previa has manual transmission. 2004 Toyota Previa will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2003 Kia Sorento will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Kia Sorento 2004 Toyota Previa
Make Kia Toyota
Model Sorento Previa
Year Released 2003 2004
Body Type SUV Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3489 cc 2360 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 192 HP 157 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 310 Nm 221 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 88.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85.8 mm 96 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.6:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Vehicle Weight 1990 kg 1525 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1710 mm 1770 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2900 mm


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