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2005 Kia Shuma II vs. 1993 Kia Sephia

To start off, 2005 Kia Shuma II is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1993 Kia Sephia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1993 Kia Sephia would be higher. At 1,793 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Kia Shuma II is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Kia Shuma II (109 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 28 more horse power than 1993 Kia Sephia. (81 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Kia Shuma II should accelerate faster than 1993 Kia Sephia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Kia Shuma II weights approximately 964 kg more than 1993 Kia Sephia. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 Kia Shuma II (157 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 37 more torque (in Nm) than 1993 Kia Sephia. (120 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2005 Kia Shuma II will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1993 Kia Sephia.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Kia Shuma II 1993 Kia Sephia
Make Kia Kia
Model Shuma II Sephia
Year Released 2005 1993
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1793 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 109 HP 81 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 157 Nm 120 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2000 kg 1036 kg
Vehicle Length 4530 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2570 mm


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