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2009 Kia Sportage vs. 2007 Mazda 6

To start off, 2009 Kia Sportage is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Mazda 6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Mazda 6 would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Mazda 6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Kia Sportage (139 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 5 more horse power than 2007 Mazda 6. (134 HP @ 3500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Kia Sportage should accelerate faster than 2007 Mazda 6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Mazda 6 weights approximately 255 kg more than 2009 Kia Sportage.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than 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, 2007 Mazda 6 (310 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 122 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Kia Sportage. (188 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2007 Mazda 6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Kia Sportage. 2009 Kia Sportage has automatic transmission and 2007 Mazda 6 has manual transmission. 2007 Mazda 6 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Kia Sportage will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Kia Sportage 2007 Mazda 6
Make Kia Mazda
Model Sportage 6
Year Released 2009 2007
Body Type SUV Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1974 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 139 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 3500 RPM
Torque 188 Nm 310 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 93.5 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 18.3:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1285 kg 1540 kg
Vehicle Length 4360 mm 4710 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1700 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.3 L/100km 6.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 64 L


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