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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 2005 Hyundai Sonata

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Hyundai Sonata. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Hyundai Sonata would be higher. At 2,902 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Hyundai Terracan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Hyundai Sonata (170 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 9 more horse power than 2006 Hyundai Terracan. (161 HP @ 3800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Hyundai Sonata should accelerate faster than 2006 Hyundai Terracan. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 686 kg more than 2005 Hyundai Sonata.

Because 2006 Hyundai Terracan is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Hyundai Sonata. 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) has 101 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Hyundai Sonata. (245 Nm). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Hyundai Sonata.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 2005 Hyundai Sonata
Make Hyundai Hyundai
Model Terracan Sonata
Year Released 2006 2005
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 2655 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 170 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 245 Nm
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 1476 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4750 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.7 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 65 L


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