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2008 Suzuki SX4 vs. 2001 Kia Sephia II

To start off, 2008 Suzuki SX4 is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Kia Sephia II. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Kia Sephia II would be higher. At 1,910 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Suzuki SX4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Suzuki SX4 (118 HP @ 3500 RPM) has 39 more horse power than 2001 Kia Sephia II. (79 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Suzuki SX4 should accelerate faster than 2001 Kia Sephia II. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Suzuki SX4 weights approximately 403 kg more than 2001 Kia Sephia II. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Suzuki SX4 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2001 Kia Sephia II. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Suzuki SX4 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 Suzuki SX4 (280 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 158 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Kia Sephia II. (122 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2008 Suzuki SX4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Kia Sephia II. 2001 Kia Sephia II has automatic transmission and 2008 Suzuki SX4 has manual transmission. 2008 Suzuki SX4 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2001 Kia Sephia II will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Suzuki SX4 2001 Kia Sephia II
Make Suzuki Kia
Model SX4 Sephia II
Year Released 2008 2001
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1910 cc 1497 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 118 HP 79 HP
Engine RPM 3500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 280 Nm 122 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 78 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90.4 mm 83.3 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1458 kg 1055 kg
Vehicle Length 4150 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2570 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 50 L


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