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2003 Saab 03-Sep vs. 2005 Volvo V70

To start off, 2005 Volvo V70 is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Saab 03-Sep. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Saab 03-Sep would be higher. At 2,401 cc (5 cylinders), 2005 Volvo V70 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Volvo V70 (300 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 50 more horse power than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. (250 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Volvo V70 should accelerate faster than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Volvo V70 weights approximately 117 kg more than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Volvo V70 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Volvo V70 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, 2005 Volvo V70 (401 Nm @ 1950 RPM) has 31 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. (370 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2005 Volvo V70 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. 2005 Volvo V70 has automatic transmission and 2003 Saab 03-Sep has manual transmission. 2003 Saab 03-Sep will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Volvo V70 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Saab 03-Sep 2005 Volvo V70
Make Saab Volvo
Model 03-Sep V70
Year Released 2003 2005
Body Type Convertible Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 2401 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 250 HP 300 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 370 Nm 401 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 1950 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 250 km/hour 250 km/hour
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1665 kg 1782 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2870 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.1 L/100km 10.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 68 L


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