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2007 Ford Galaxy vs. 2005 Kia Carnival

To start off, 2007 Ford Galaxy is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Kia Carnival. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Kia Carnival would be higher. At 2,902 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Kia Carnival is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Kia Carnival (143 HP @ 8800 RPM) has 54 more horse power than 2007 Ford Galaxy. (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Kia Carnival should accelerate faster than 2007 Ford Galaxy. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Ford Galaxy weights approximately 239 kg more than 2005 Kia Carnival.

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, 2005 Kia Carnival (310 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 70 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Ford Galaxy. (240 Nm @ 1900 RPM). This means 2005 Kia Carnival will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Ford Galaxy.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Ford Galaxy 2005 Kia Carnival
Make Ford Kia
Model Galaxy Carnival
Year Released 2007 2005
Body Type Minivan Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1894 cc 2902 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 89 HP 143 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 8800 RPM
Torque 240 Nm 310 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.5 mm 97.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.5 mm 98 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 19.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 164 km/hour 174 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 17.2 seconds 15.2 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1739 kg 1500 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 4930 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1740 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2910 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.7 L/100km 8.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 75 L


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