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2003 Saab 03-Sep vs. 2008 SsangYong Rexton

To start off, 2008 SsangYong Rexton is newer by 5 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 2,874 cc (5 cylinders), 2008 SsangYong Rexton is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (250 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 132 more horse power than 2008 SsangYong Rexton. (118 HP @ 4100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 2008 SsangYong Rexton. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 SsangYong Rexton weights approximately 186 kg more than 2003 Saab 03-Sep.

Because 2008 SsangYong Rexton 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, 2008 SsangYong Rexton 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 114 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 SsangYong Rexton. (256 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2003 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 SsangYong Rexton.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Saab 03-Sep 2008 SsangYong Rexton
Make Saab SsangYong
Model 03-Sep Rexton
Year Released 2003 2008
Body Type Convertible SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 2874 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 250 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4100 RPM
Torque 370 Nm 256 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 92.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 22.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 250 km/hour 157 km/hour
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1665 kg 1851 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1770 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.1 L/100km 9.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 80 L


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