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2008 Kia Sorento vs. 2005 Kia Carnival

To start off, 2008 Kia Sorento is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Kia Carnival. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Kia Carnival 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 119 more horse power than 2005 Kia Carnival. (143 HP @ 8800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Kia Sorento should accelerate faster than 2005 Kia Carnival. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Kia Carnival weights approximately 215 kg more than 2008 Kia Sorento.

Because 2008 Kia Sorento is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Kia Carnival. 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 43 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Kia Carnival. (310 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2008 Kia Sorento will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Kia Carnival. 2008 Kia Sorento has automatic transmission and 2005 Kia Carnival has manual transmission. 2005 Kia Carnival will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 Kia Sorento will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Kia Sorento 2005 Kia Carnival
Make Kia Kia
Model Sorento Carnival
Year Released 2008 2005
Body Type SUV Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3778 cc 2902 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 262 HP 143 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 8800 RPM
Torque 353 Nm 310 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.4:1 19.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1285 kg 1500 kg
Vehicle Length 4600 mm 4930 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1740 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2910 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 8.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 75 L


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