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2003 Kia Sorento vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 2 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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 29 more horse power than 2003 Kia Sorento. (192 HP @ 5750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2003 Kia Sorento. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Kia Sorento weights approximately 205 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Because 2003 Kia Sorento is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. 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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Kia Sorento. (310 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Kia Sorento.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Kia Sorento 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Kia Mercedes-Benz
Model Sorento E
Year Released 2003 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3489 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 192 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 310 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85.8 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1990 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1710 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 80 L


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