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2009 Hyundai Genesis vs. 2009 Kia Optima

To start off, both 2009 Hyundai Genesis and 2009 Kia Optima were released in the same year (2009). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 4,627 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Hyundai Genesis is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Hyundai Genesis (375 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 199 more horse power than 2009 Kia Optima. (176 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Hyundai Genesis should accelerate faster than 2009 Kia Optima.

Because 2009 Hyundai Genesis 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 Hyundai Genesis. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Kia Optima, 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 Hyundai Genesis (452 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 223 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Kia Optima. (229 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Hyundai Genesis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Kia Optima.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Hyundai Genesis 2009 Kia Optima
Make Hyundai Kia
Model Genesis Optima
Year Released 2009 2009
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4627 cc 2359 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 375 HP 176 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 452 Nm 229 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4980 mm 4810 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2940 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 9.4 L/100km 7.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.8 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 12.4 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 77 L 62 L


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