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2008 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2012 Hyundai Sonata

To start off, 2012 Hyundai Sonata is newer by 4 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 34 more horse power than 2012 Hyundai Sonata. (198 HP @ 6300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Hyundai Sonata should accelerate faster than 2012 Hyundai Sonata. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Hyundai Sonata weights approximately 212 kg more than 2012 Hyundai Sonata. 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 55 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Hyundai Sonata. (249 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2008 Hyundai Sonata will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Hyundai Sonata.

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2008 Hyundai Sonata 2012 Hyundai Sonata
Make Hyundai Hyundai
Model Sonata Sonata
Year Released 2008 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3342 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 232 HP 198 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 304 Nm 249 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1646 kg 1434 kg
Vehicle Length 4810 mm 4821 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1834 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1471 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2794 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


 

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