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2008 Buick Lucerne vs. 2003 Kia Sorento

To start off, 2008 Buick Lucerne is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Kia Sorento. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Kia Sorento would be higher. At 4,565 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Buick Lucerne is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Buick Lucerne (275 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 83 more horse power than 2003 Kia Sorento. (192 HP @ 5750 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Buick Lucerne should accelerate faster than 2003 Kia Sorento. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Kia Sorento weights approximately 44 kg more than 2008 Buick Lucerne.

Because 2003 Kia Sorento is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 Buick Lucerne. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Kia Sorento 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, 2008 Buick Lucerne (400 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 90 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Kia Sorento. (310 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Buick Lucerne will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Kia Sorento.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Buick Lucerne 2003 Kia Sorento
Make Buick Kia
Model Lucerne Sorento
Year Released 2008 2003
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4565 cc 3489 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 275 HP 192 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 400 Nm 310 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 3000 RPM
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1946 kg 1990 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2940 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 80 L


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