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2010 Kia Rio vs. 2011 Kia Sedona

To start off, 2011 Kia Sedona is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2010 Kia Rio. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2010 Kia Rio would be higher. At 3,500 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Kia Sedona is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Kia Sedona (271 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 161 more horse power than 2010 Kia Rio. (110 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Kia Sedona should accelerate faster than 2010 Kia Rio. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Kia Sedona weights approximately 878 kg more than 2010 Kia Rio. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2011 Kia Sedona (336 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 191 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Kia Rio. (145 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2011 Kia Sedona will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Kia Rio. 2011 Kia Sedona has automatic transmission and 2010 Kia Rio has manual transmission. 2010 Kia Rio will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2011 Kia Sedona will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Kia Rio 2011 Kia Sedona
Make Kia Kia
Model Rio Sedona
Year Released 2010 2011
Body Type Hatchback Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1600 cc 3500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 110 HP 271 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 145 Nm 336 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1106 kg 1984 kg
Vehicle Length 4026 mm 5131 mm
Vehicle Width 1694 mm 1984 mm
Vehicle Height 1471 mm 1829 mm
Wheelbase Size 2499 mm 3020 mm
Fuel Consumption 6.9 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 8.4 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 80 L


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