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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2009. - 2014.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2011. - 2015.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Volumes

4685 mm
1885 mm
1710 mm
258 liters
2052 liters
70 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4673 mm
1849 mm
1727 mm
477 liters
1577 liters
65 liters

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2199 cc
200 hp
436 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
General Motors
2.2 VCDi
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2231 cc
184 hp
400 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1735 kg
9.6 s
190 km/h
8.6 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
6.6 l/100km
174 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1928 kg
9.7 s
200 km/h
7.9 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
6.4 l/100km
170 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1785 kg
10.0 s
190 km/h
9.3 l/100km
6.2 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
194 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1953 kg
11.0 s
192 km/h
10.5 l/100km
6.4 l/100km
7.9 l/100km
208 g/km

Expenses

9300 EUR
Price from
7350 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Hyundai-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 200hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 184hp engine designed by General Motors.

Safety

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the American car offers a considerable difference of 11% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Chevrolet does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of KIA with an average rating of 4.6, and models under the Chevrolet badge with 4.2 out of 5. The same official information place Sorento as average reliability-wise, and Captiva is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the Korean car rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

KIA is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.1 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 190 kilometers per hour, 10km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 6.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (43 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

KIA appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the American car offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. From there things take a different direction, with KIA offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Chevrolet. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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