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2003 Saab 03-Sep vs. 2013 Ford F-150

To start off, 2013 Ford F-150 is newer by 10 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 5,000 cc (8 cylinders), 2013 Ford F-150 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Ford F-150 (355 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 105 more horse power than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. (250 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Ford F-150 should accelerate faster than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Ford F-150 weights approximately 869 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 2013 Ford F-150 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, 2013 Ford F-150 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, 2013 Ford F-150 (515 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 145 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. (370 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2013 Ford F-150 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. 2013 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. 2013 Ford F-150 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2003 Saab 03-Sep 2013 Ford F-150
Make Saab Ford
Model 03-Sep F-150
Year Released 2003 2013
Body Type Convertible Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 5000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 250 HP 355 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 370 Nm 515 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 92 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Flex Fuel
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1665 kg 2534 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 5888 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 2464 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1928 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 3683 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 136 L


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