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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 2009 Kia Sportage

To start off, 2009 Kia Sportage is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Hyundai Terracan. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Hyundai Terracan would be higher. At 2,902 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Hyundai Terracan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Kia Sportage (173 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 12 more horse power than 2006 Hyundai Terracan. (161 HP @ 3800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Kia Sportage should accelerate faster than 2006 Hyundai Terracan. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 877 kg more than 2009 Kia Sportage.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or 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, 2006 Hyundai Terracan (346 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 104 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Kia Sportage. (242 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Kia Sportage.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 2009 Kia Sportage
Make Hyundai Kia
Model Terracan Sportage
Year Released 2006 2009
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 2656 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 173 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 242 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 1285 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4360 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1700 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.7 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 65 L


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