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2008 Kia Sorento vs. 2000 Kia Rio

To start off, 2008 Kia Sorento is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Kia Rio. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Kia Rio would be higher. At 3,778 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Kia Sorento is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Kia Sorento (262 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 188 more horse power than 2000 Kia Rio. (74 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Kia Sorento should accelerate faster than 2000 Kia Rio. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Kia Sorento weights approximately 360 kg more than 2000 Kia Rio. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Kia Sorento is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2000 Kia Rio. 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 (353 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 232 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Kia Rio. (121 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Kia Sorento will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Kia Rio.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Kia Sorento 2000 Kia Rio
Make Kia Kia
Model Sorento Rio
Year Released 2008 2000
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3778 cc 1343 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 262 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 353 Nm 121 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1285 kg 925 kg
Vehicle Length 4600 mm 4220 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2420 mm


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