The horsepower is a feature that majority of drivers pay the greatest attention to. In this comparison, it is the Volvo XC60 that has by 21 % horsepower more in comparison to the Kia Sportage III, which makes this car somewhat quicker. Due to more horsepower the Volvo XC60 SUV should as well give a bit more efficiency in specific speeds.
The Volvo XC60 uses 20 percent fewer in the mixed cycle in relation to the Kia Sportage III SUV 1.6 GDI 135HP manual. The difference in the amount of 20 % is not significant. However in the long term it would allow you to make a considerable reduction of costs.
The difference of 153 % is really appreciable. It is a consequence of the fact that both vehicles are equipped with different types of engine. While the Volvo XC60 SUV 2.4 D4 163HP manual 4x4 has a diesel engine, the Kia Sportage III is equipped with a petrol engine.
The Volvo XC60 consumes 21 % fewer fuel in urban cycle compared with the Kia Sportage III SUV. The difference at the level of 1.7 l will be quite significant in daily use of vehicle. Additionally, during years it will bring real and noticeable cost savings. Also you shoule take int consideration that presented results of the average fuel consumption might be considerably lifted if you move dynamically. The difference in fuel economy of the cars selected by you is so huge that you should consider to choose vehicles with similar engines. Only then will the comparision be adequate.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The Volvo XC60 SUV 2.4 D4 163HP manual 4x4 can reach the speed of 100Km/h in 10.5 s, which is 0.6 s less than the Kia Sportage III SUV. But the difference is not as much significant to be taken into account when buying a vehicle.
If you need a car for long journeys, which could load more things in the boot , decide to buy the Volvo. The Kia Sportage III SUV 1.6 GDI 135HP manual has by 7 % less capable boot than the Kia Sportage III SUV 1.6 GDI 135HP manual so in this case you would be able to take with you one small parcel less. Assessing the boot also check its dimensions which have notable effect on loading capability .
The top speed of the Volvo XC60 is higher as compared to this of the Kia Sportage III SUV which allows to drive the same distance on the highway faster. The difference that amounts to 10 percent is not big and is imperceptible in daily use.
Maximal torque RPM
Such a huge difference results from the fact that both compared cars have various engines. The Volvo has the diesel engine and the Kia Sportage III is equipped with the petrol engine. As both cars have different kinds of engines, comparing this characteristic has no sense.
The width of the vehicle influences on passanger's inner room as well as stability of driving. The Volvo XC60 SUV 2.4 D4 163HP manual 4x4 is 2 percent wider in comparison to the Kia. It is clearly felt by driver and passenger in front, who have more room for their elbows.
The winner of this comparison in the aspect of fuel tank size is Volvo XC60 that is able to carry by 30 percent more fuel in relation to the Kia.
The wheelbase of a vehicle equals the distance between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving due to more appropriate vehicle's weight distribution. Volvo XC60 has 5 percent longer wheelbase distance in comparison to Kia Sportage III SUV. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the stability and steering. Thus, the mass of Volvo XC60 SUV should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
Ground clearance is a vital factor in many relevant characteristics of a vehicle. Clearance is the most important in SUV cars still all vehicles appreciate the higher suspension. The Volvo XC60 SUV has 61 millimeters higher clearance when compared with the Kia Sportage III SUV. In addition to easier mobility in rough terrain, the Volvo XC60 SUV 2.4 D4 163HP manual 4x4 will also be easier to overcome city obstacles like large kerbstones, for example.
The engine cubic capacity of the Volvo is by 811 cubic centimeters larger when compared to the Kia Sportage III SUV. In a consequence the Kia Sportage III SUV will consume less fuel, but, the engine of the Volvo XC60 will be of better performance, running more smoothly and less prone to breaking down.
The Volvo XC60 is 4 percent longer in comparison to the Kia. Long vehicles more of passenger space and in most cases provide more storage space. Although the Volvo XC60 SUV 2.4 D4 163HP manual 4x4 occurs to be better option for families or those who love the idea of comfortable driving, the Kia Sportage III SUV may appeal to women as it will not make troubles with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
The higher a car is, the the more convenient is a getting in to it and greater capacity of loading big amount of luggage to it. The difference that amounts to 5 % to the advantage of the Volvo is insignificant and does not matter much.