2008 Kia Sorento vs. 2006 Kia Sedona

To start off, 2008 Kia Sorento is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Kia Sedona. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Kia Sedona 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 114 more horse power than 2006 Kia Sedona. (148 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Kia Sorento should accelerate faster than 2006 Kia Sedona. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Kia Sedona weights approximately 385 kg more than 2008 Kia Sorento.

Because 2008 Kia Sorento is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2006 Kia Sedona. 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 129 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Kia Sedona. (224 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Kia Sorento will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Kia Sedona. 2008 Kia Sorento has automatic transmission and 2006 Kia Sedona has manual transmission. 2006 Kia Sedona 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 2006 Kia Sedona
Make Kia Kia
Model Sorento Sedona
Year Released 2008 2006
Body Type SUV Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3778 cc 2495 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 262 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 353 Nm 224 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.4:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
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 1670 kg
Vehicle Length 4600 mm 4930 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1810 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2910 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 8.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 75 L


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