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2008 Hyundai Sonata vs. 1994 Hyundai Pony

To start off, 2008 Hyundai Sonata is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1994 Hyundai Pony. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1994 Hyundai Pony would be higher. At 3,342 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Hyundai Sonata is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Hyundai Sonata (232 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 145 more horse power than 1994 Hyundai Pony. (87 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Hyundai Sonata should accelerate faster than 1994 Hyundai Pony. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Hyundai Sonata weights approximately 691 kg more than 1994 Hyundai Pony. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2008 Hyundai Sonata (304 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 174 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Hyundai Pony. (130 Nm @ 3050 RPM). This means 2008 Hyundai Sonata will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Hyundai Pony.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Hyundai Sonata 1994 Hyundai Pony
Make Hyundai Hyundai
Model Sonata Pony
Year Released 2008 1994
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3342 cc 1493 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 232 HP 87 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 304 Nm 130 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3050 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1646 kg 955 kg
Vehicle Length 4810 mm 4110 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1400 mm


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