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2003 Kia Sorento vs. 2013 Acura ILX

To start off, 2013 Acura ILX is newer by 10 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 83 more horse power than 2013 Acura ILX. (109 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Kia Sorento should accelerate faster than 2013 Acura ILX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Kia Sorento weights approximately 634 kg more than 2013 Acura ILX. 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 2013 Acura ILX. 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 138 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Acura ILX. (172 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2003 Kia Sorento will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Acura ILX.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Kia Sorento 2013 Acura ILX
Make Kia Acura
Model Sorento ILX
Year Released 2003 2013
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3489 cc 1500 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 8 valves
Horse Power 192 HP 109 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 310 Nm 172 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 73 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85.8 mm 89 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.8
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic CVT
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1990 kg 1356 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 4550 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1794 mm
Vehicle Height 1710 mm 1412 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 50 L


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