2008 Chrysler 300 vs. 2005 Hyundai Sonata

To start off, 2008 Chrysler 300 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Hyundai Sonata. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Hyundai Sonata would be higher. At 2,701 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Chrysler 300 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Chrysler 300 (178 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 8 more horse power than 2005 Hyundai Sonata. (170 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Chrysler 300 should accelerate faster than 2005 Hyundai Sonata. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Chrysler 300 weights approximately 339 kg more than 2005 Hyundai Sonata. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Chrysler 300 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Hyundai Sonata. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Chrysler 300 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 Hyundai Sonata (245 Nm) has 19 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Chrysler 300. (226 Nm). This means 2005 Hyundai Sonata will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Chrysler 300.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Chrysler 300 2005 Hyundai Sonata
Make Chrysler Hyundai
Model 300 Sonata
Year Released 2008 2005
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2701 cc 2655 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 178 HP 170 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 245 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.7:1 10.0:1
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1815 kg 1476 kg
Vehicle Length 5010 mm 4750 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 3050 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 65 L


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