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2008 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2008 Kia Sorento

To start off, both 2008 Hyundai Sonata and 2008 Kia Sorento were released in the same year (2008). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. 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 94 more horse power than 2008 Kia Sorento. (138 HP @ 3800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Hyundai Sonata should accelerate faster than 2008 Kia Sorento. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Kia Sorento weights approximately 410 kg more than 2008 Hyundai Sonata.

Because 2008 Kia Sorento 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, 2008 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 Kia Sorento (314 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 10 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Hyundai Sonata. (304 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2008 Kia Sorento will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Hyundai Sonata.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Hyundai Sonata 2008 Kia Sorento
Make Hyundai Kia
Model Sonata Sorento
Year Released 2008 2008
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3342 cc 2495 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 232 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 304 Nm 314 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92.1 mm 91 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.8 mm 96 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.4:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.7 seconds 14.6 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1646 kg 2056 kg
Vehicle Length 4810 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1820 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.1 L/100km 8.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 60 L


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