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2009 Cadillac STS vs. 2007 Kia Picanto

To start off, 2009 Cadillac STS is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Kia Picanto. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Kia Picanto would be higher. At 3,599 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Cadillac STS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Cadillac STS (302 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 238 more horse power than 2007 Kia Picanto. (64 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Cadillac STS should accelerate faster than 2007 Kia Picanto. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Cadillac STS weights approximately 707 kg more than 2007 Kia Picanto. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Cadillac STS is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 Cadillac STS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Kia Picanto, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2009 Cadillac STS (369 Nm @ 5200 RPM) has 270 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Kia Picanto. (99 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Cadillac STS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Kia Picanto.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Cadillac STS 2007 Kia Picanto
Make Cadillac Kia
Model STS Picanto
Year Released 2009 2007
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3599 cc 1086 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 302 HP 64 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 369 Nm 99 Nm
Torque RPM 5200 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.3:1 10.1:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1635 kg 928 kg
Vehicle Length 5000 mm 3500 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1600 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2960 mm 2380 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 8.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 35 L


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