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2008 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2009 Hyundai Sonata

To start off, 2009 Hyundai Sonata is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Hyundai Sonata. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Hyundai Sonata 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 94 more horse power than 2009 Hyundai Sonata. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Hyundai Sonata should accelerate faster than 2009 Hyundai Sonata. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Hyundai Sonata weights approximately 34 kg more than 2008 Hyundai Sonata.

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, 2009 Hyundai Sonata (305 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 1 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Hyundai Sonata. (304 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2009 Hyundai Sonata will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Hyundai Sonata.

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2008 Hyundai Sonata 2009 Hyundai Sonata
Make Hyundai Hyundai
Model Sonata Sonata
Year Released 2008 2009
Body Type Sedan Sedan
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 138 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 304 Nm 305 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.4:1 17.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.7 seconds 10.6 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1646 kg 1680 kg
Vehicle Length 4810 mm 4810 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2740 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.1 L/100km 6.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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