2007 Kia Rio vs. 2005 Mitsubishi Montero

To start off, 2007 Kia Rio is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Mitsubishi Montero. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Mitsubishi Montero would be higher. At 3,827 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mitsubishi Montero is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mitsubishi Montero (212 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 118 more horse power than 2007 Kia Rio. (94 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mitsubishi Montero should accelerate faster than 2007 Kia Rio. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mitsubishi Montero weights approximately 1076 kg more than 2007 Kia Rio. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Mitsubishi Montero is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2007 Kia Rio. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Mitsubishi Montero 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, 2005 Mitsubishi Montero (336 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 211 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Kia Rio. (125 Nm @ 6500 RPM). This means 2005 Mitsubishi Montero will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Kia Rio.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Kia Rio 2005 Mitsubishi Montero
Make Kia Mitsubishi
Model Rio Montero
Year Released 2007 2005
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1399 cc 3827 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 94 HP 212 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 125 Nm 336 Nm
Torque RPM 6500 RPM 3250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1064 kg 2140 kg
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1780 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 50 L


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