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2005 Kia Shuma II vs. 2007 Kia Optima

To start off, 2007 Kia Optima is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Kia Shuma II. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Kia Shuma II would be higher. At 2,399 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Kia Optima is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Kia Optima (162 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 53 more horse power than 2005 Kia Shuma II. (109 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Kia Optima should accelerate faster than 2005 Kia Shuma II.

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, 2007 Kia Optima (222 Nm @ 4260 RPM) has 65 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Kia Shuma II. (157 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2007 Kia Optima 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 2007 Kia Optima
Make Kia Kia
Model Shuma II Optima
Year Released 2005 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1793 cc 2399 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 109 HP 162 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 157 Nm 222 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4260 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4530 mm 4740 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 65 L


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