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2007 Kia Rondo vs. 2005 Kia Magentis

To start off, 2007 Kia Rondo is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Kia Magentis. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Kia Magentis would be higher. At 2,656 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Kia Rondo is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Kia Rondo (182 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 45 more horse power than 2005 Kia Magentis. (137 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Kia Rondo should accelerate faster than 2005 Kia Magentis.

Let's talk about torque, 2007 Kia Rondo (247 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 63 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Kia Magentis. (184 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2007 Kia Rondo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Kia Magentis. 2007 Kia Rondo has automatic transmission and 2005 Kia Magentis has manual transmission. 2005 Kia Magentis will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Kia Rondo will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Kia Rondo 2005 Kia Magentis
Make Kia Kia
Model Rondo Magentis
Year Released 2007 2005
Body Type Minivan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2656 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 137 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 247 Nm 184 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.4:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4550 mm 4740 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1730 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 65 L


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