2008 Kia Sorento vs. 2007 Kia Rio

To start off, 2008 Kia Sorento is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Kia Rio. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 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 166 more horse power than 2007 Kia Rio. (96 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Kia Sorento should accelerate faster than 2007 Kia Rio. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Kia Sorento weights approximately 132 kg more than 2007 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 2007 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 221 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Kia Rio. (132 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2008 Kia Sorento will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Kia Rio. 2008 Kia Sorento has automatic transmission and 2007 Kia Rio has manual transmission. 2007 Kia Rio 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 2007 Kia Rio
Make Kia Kia
Model Sorento Rio
Year Released 2008 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3778 cc 1492 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 262 HP 96 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 353 Nm 132 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.4:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1285 kg 1153 kg
Vehicle Length 4600 mm 4250 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2420 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 7.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 45 L


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