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2003 Saab 03-Sep vs. 2011 Ford F-150

To start off, 2011 Ford F-150 is newer by 8 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 3,700 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Ford F-150 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Ford F-150 (302 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. (250 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Ford F-150 should accelerate faster than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Ford F-150 weights approximately 622 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 2011 Ford F-150 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2011 Ford F-150. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2011 Ford F-150 (376 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 6 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. (370 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2011 Ford F-150 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. 2011 Ford F-150 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. 2011 Ford F-150 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2003 Saab 03-Sep 2011 Ford F-150
Make Saab Ford
Model 03-Sep F-150
Year Released 2003 2011
Body Type Convertible Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 3700 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 250 HP 302 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 370 Nm 376 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Flex Fuel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1665 kg 2287 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 5888 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 2012 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1910 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 3670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 98 L


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