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2008 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

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 Santa Fe. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 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 123 more horse power than 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. (109 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Hyundai Sonata should accelerate faster than 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe weights approximately 346 kg more than 2008 Hyundai Sonata.

Because 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 Hyundai Sonata. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 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 Hyundai Sonata (304 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 59 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. (245 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2008 Hyundai Sonata will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Hyundai Sonata 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe
Make Hyundai Hyundai
Model Sonata Santa Fe
Year Released 2008 2005
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3342 cc 1991 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 232 HP 109 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 304 Nm 245 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92.1 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.8 mm 92 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.4:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.7 seconds 14.9 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1646 kg 1992 kg
Vehicle Length 4810 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1660 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.1 L/100km 7.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 65 L


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