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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. Both 2008 Hyundai Sonata and 2009 Hyundai Sonata are equipped with a 3,342 cc engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 232 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar.

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, both vehicles can yield 304 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles.

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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 3342 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 232 HP 232 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 304 Nm 304 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92.1 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.8 mm 83.8 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.4:1 10.4:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.7 seconds 7.7 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 1646 kg
Vehicle Length 4810 mm 4810 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2740 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.1 L/100km 10.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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