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2005 Kia Shuma II vs. 1997 Kia Potentia

To start off, 2005 Kia Shuma II is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Kia Potentia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Kia Potentia would be higher. At 2,497 cc (6 cylinders), 1997 Kia Potentia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1997 Kia Potentia (174 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 65 more horse power than 2005 Kia Shuma II. (109 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1997 Kia Potentia should accelerate faster than 2005 Kia Shuma II. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Kia Shuma II weights approximately 515 kg more than 1997 Kia Potentia.

Because 1997 Kia Potentia is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1997 Kia Potentia. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Kia Shuma II, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 1997 Kia Potentia (186 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 29 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Kia Shuma II. (157 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1997 Kia Potentia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Kia Shuma II.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Kia Shuma II 1997 Kia Potentia
Make Kia Kia
Model Shuma II Potentia
Year Released 2005 1997
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1793 cc 2497 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 109 HP 174 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 157 Nm 186 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2000 kg 1485 kg
Vehicle Length 4530 mm 4960 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2720 mm


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