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2008 Kia Sorento vs. 2009 Kia Sorento

To start off, 2009 Kia Sorento is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Kia Sorento. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Kia Sorento 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 123 more horse power than 2009 Kia Sorento. (139 HP @ 3800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Kia Sorento should accelerate faster than 2009 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 33 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Kia Sorento. (320 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2008 Kia Sorento will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Kia Sorento.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Kia Sorento 2009 Kia Sorento
Make Kia Kia
Model Sorento Sorento
Year Released 2008 2009
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3778 cc 2497 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 262 HP 139 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 353 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.4:1 17.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1285 kg 1285 kg
Vehicle Length 4600 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1740 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 80 L


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