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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 2002 Kia Potentia

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Kia Potentia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Kia Potentia would be higher. At 2,902 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Hyundai Terracan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Hyundai Terracan (161 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 23 more horse power than 2002 Kia Potentia. (138 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 2002 Kia Potentia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 697 kg more than 2002 Kia Potentia. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Hyundai Terracan is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Kia Potentia. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan 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, 2006 Hyundai Terracan (346 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 165 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Kia Potentia. (181 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Kia Potentia.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 2002 Kia Potentia
Make Hyundai Kia
Model Terracan Potentia
Year Released 2006 2002
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 181 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 1465 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4960 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2720 mm


 

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