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2005 Kia Shuma II vs. 2008 Kia Sportage

To start off, 2008 Kia Sportage is newer by 3 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 2,656 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Kia Sportage is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Kia Sportage (174 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 65 more horse power than 2005 Kia Shuma II. (109 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Kia Sportage 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 12 kg more than 2008 Kia Sportage.

Because 2008 Kia Sportage is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Kia Shuma II. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Kia Sportage 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, 2008 Kia Sportage (241 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 84 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Kia Shuma II. (157 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2008 Kia Sportage will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Kia Shuma II. 2008 Kia Sportage has automatic transmission and 2005 Kia Shuma II has manual transmission. 2005 Kia Shuma II will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 Kia Sportage will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Kia Shuma II 2008 Kia Sportage
Make Kia Kia
Model Shuma II Sportage
Year Released 2005 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1793 cc 2656 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 241 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2000 kg 1988 kg
Vehicle Length 4530 mm 4360 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1700 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 65 L


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