The horsepower is a something that majority of us pay the biggest attention to. In this comparison, it is the Volvo XC60 which has by 1 % horsepower more than the Kia Sportage III, which makes this vehicle somewhat better in terms of high speed. Because of more horsepower the Volvo will as well provide a bit more flexiblility in specific gears.
The Volvo XC60 SUV burns up 20 % less fuel in the mixed cycle than the Kia Sportage III SUV 1.6 GDI 135HP manual. The Volvo XC60, being palced in „mini 4x4” segment uses by 1.9 l less amount of fuel than the average in its segment. The average fuel consumption in this class in the mixed cycle is 7.5 l.
The difference of 111 % is really large. It stems from the fact that these vehicles have various types of engine. Whereas the Volvo XC60 SUV 2.0 D3 136HP manual has a diesel engine, the Kia is equipped with a petrol engine.
The fuel consumption of the Volvo XC60 SUV is 1.3 l smaller in comparison to the Kia Sportage III SUV. Despite the fact that the difference is insensible, in the long term it may cause that your vehicle would be significantly less expensive to exploate.
The boot of the Volvo XC60 SUV is only 31 l bigger than the Kia Sportage III. However, the difference is not significant and it would be right to say that both vehicles have similar boot capacity.
The top velocity of the Volvo is greater in comparison to this of the Kia Sportage III which allows to cover the same distance on the highway in shorter period of time. The difference at the level of 7 percent is small and is not realy noticable in daily use.
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This huge difference stems from the fact that both compared vehicles are equipped with various engines. The Volvo has the diesel engine and the Kia Sportage III is equipped with the petrol engine. As both cars have different types of engines, comparing this feature seems to be pointless.
Distance between two sides of a vehicle directly affects the amount of space for passengers as well as stability during driving. The Volvo is widther by 2 percent in comparison to the Kia Sportage III SUV 1.6 GDI 135HP manual and is not really important. The average for the „mini 4x4” class equals to approximately 1,797 mm and is by 5 percent larger than the width of the Volvo XC60 SUV 2.0 D3 136HP manual.
The Kia loses with the Volvo XC60 SUV 2.0 D3 136HP manual in the aspect of fuel tank capacity. The Volvo XC60 is able to carry by 16 l more fuel than its competitor.
Volvo XC60 has 136 mm longer wheelbase when compared to the Kia. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also gives more storage space. However, vehicles having a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
Ground clearance is a critical factor in several relevant features of a vehicle. Ride height is the most important for SUV cars still all cars appreciate the higher suspension. The Volvo XC60 SUV has 61 millimeters larger clearance in relation to the Kia Sportage III SUV. Apart from easier mobility in rough terrain, the Volvo XC60 SUV will also be easier pushed urban obstacles such as high curbs, for example.
The Volvo has by 25 percent greater cubic capacity in relation to the Kia Sportage III SUV 1.6 GDI 135HP manual. This may have a little impact in terms of acceleration, as both values does not differ much.
The Volvo XC60 is 4 percent longer than the Kia Sportage III. Long vehicles have more interior space and in most cases have more storage space. Although the Volvo occurs to be better pick for families or those who value soft, smooth long-distance rides that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Kia Sportage III SUV may appeal to women as it will not cause troubles with parking and will be more maneuverable.
The higher a vehicle is, the better is the comfort of getting in to it and greater possibility of carrying big amount of luggage to it. The difference between these two cars of 77 millimeters to the advantage of the Volvo XC60 is little and does not matter much.