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2010 Mercedes-Benz SL vs. 2010 Kia Sorento

To start off, both 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL and 2010 Kia Sorento were released in the same year (2010). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 5,980 cc (12 cylinders), 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL (605 HP) has 466 more horse power than 2010 Kia Sorento. (139 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL should accelerate faster than 2010 Kia Sorento. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL weights approximately 1545 kg more than 2010 Kia Sorento. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2010 Kia Sorento is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2010 Kia Sorento 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, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL (1,000 Nm) has 680 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Kia Sorento. (320 Nm). This means 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Kia Sorento. 2010 Kia Sorento has automatic transmission and 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL has manual transmission. 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2010 Kia Sorento will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Mercedes-Benz SL 2010 Kia Sorento
Make Mercedes-Benz Kia
Model SL Sorento
Year Released 2010 2010
Body Type Convertible SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5980 cc 2497 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 605 HP 139 HP
Torque 1000 Nm 320 Nm
Engine Bore Size 82.6 mm 91 mm
Engine Stroke Size 93 mm 96 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 17.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2830 kg 1285 kg
Vehicle Length 4540 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1740 mm
Wheelbase Size 2570 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 16.8 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 80 L


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