2008 Kia Sorento vs. 2006 Kia Sportage

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 Sportage. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Kia Sportage 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 89 more horse power than 2006 Kia Sportage. (173 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Kia Sorento should accelerate faster than 2006 Kia Sportage. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Kia Sportage weights approximately 195 kg more than 2008 Kia Sorento.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or 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 Kia Sorento (353 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 112 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Kia Sportage. (241 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Kia Sorento will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Kia Sportage.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Kia Sorento 2006 Kia Sportage
Make Kia Kia
Model Sorento Sportage
Year Released 2008 2006
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3778 cc 2654 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 262 HP 173 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 353 Nm 241 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.4:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1285 kg 1480 kg
Vehicle Length 4600 mm 4360 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1700 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Consumption 10.2 L/100km 10.2 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 15.7 L/100km 12.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 11.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 65 L


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