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2003 Saab 03-Sep vs. 2012 Audi Q5

To start off, 2012 Audi Q5 is newer by 9 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 3,200 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 Audi Q5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Audi Q5 (270 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 20 more horse power than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. (250 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Audi Q5 should accelerate faster than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Audi Q5 weights approximately 285 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 2012 Audi Q5 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Audi Q5 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 41 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Audi Q5. (329 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2003 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Audi Q5. 2012 Audi Q5 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. 2012 Audi Q5 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2003 Saab 03-Sep 2012 Audi Q5
Make Saab Audi
Model 03-Sep Q5
Year Released 2003 2012
Body Type Convertible SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 3200 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 250 HP 270 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 370 Nm 329 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1665 kg 1950 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4628 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1654 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2807 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 75 L


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