Compare 2009 Kia Amanti vs 2008 Hyundai Azera

2009 Kia Amanti
2008 Hyundai Azera
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $23,760 $26,045
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4-Door Sedan GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GLS 18 26 $23,374 $24,600
4-Door Sedan Limited 17 26 $26,517 $28,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,760
$23,374
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,045
$24,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$434 / month
$410 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Kia Amanti is a solid choice with a growing reputation for quality. The 2008 Hyundai Azera gives the Korean automaker a legitimate full-size sedan, with plenty of power, features, and room, but not much excitement.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 43.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.0 106.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 38.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 192.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 109.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 16.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.2 37.4
Steering Type
Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.20
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P235/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P235/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3770 3629
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.5 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 226 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.3L/201
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
264 @ 6000 234 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.42
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sportmatic shifter Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.81
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Amanti Hyundai Azera
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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