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2003 Saab 03-Sep vs. 2006 Subaru Outback

To start off, 2006 Subaru Outback is newer by 3 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 2,999 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Subaru Outback is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 250 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 32 kg more than 2006 Subaru Outback.

Because 2006 Subaru Outback 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, 2006 Subaru Outback 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, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (370 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 73 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Subaru Outback. (297 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2003 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Subaru Outback.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Saab 03-Sep 2006 Subaru Outback
Make Saab Subaru
Model 03-Sep Outback
Year Released 2003 2006
Body Type Convertible Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 2999 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 250 HP 250 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6600 RPM
Torque 370 Nm 297 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 80 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 250 km/hour 224 km/hour
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1665 kg 1633 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4800 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1610 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.1 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 64 L


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