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2008 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2005 Hyundai Coupe

To start off, 2008 Hyundai Sonata is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Hyundai Coupe. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Hyundai Coupe 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 71 more horse power than 2005 Hyundai Coupe. (161 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Hyundai Sonata should accelerate faster than 2005 Hyundai Coupe. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Hyundai Sonata weights approximately 238 kg more than 2005 Hyundai Coupe. 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 53 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Hyundai Coupe. (251 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Hyundai Sonata will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Hyundai Coupe.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Hyundai Sonata 2005 Hyundai Coupe
Make Hyundai Hyundai
Model Sonata Coupe
Year Released 2008 2005
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3342 cc 2655 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 232 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 304 Nm 251 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92.1 mm 86.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.8 mm 75 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.7 seconds 8.2 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1646 kg 1408 kg
Vehicle Length 4810 mm 4400 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2540 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.1 L/100km 10.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 55 L


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