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2008 Kia Carens vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2008 Kia Carens is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 90 more horse power than 2008 Kia Carens. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2008 Kia Carens.

Because 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Kia Carens, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 Carens (305 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2008 Kia Carens will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Kia Carens 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Kia Mercedes-Benz
Model Carens SLK
Year Released 2008 2007
Body Type Minivan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1991 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 305 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4550 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1730 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.3 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 70 L


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