2005 Saturn L vs. 1995 Saturn SL
To start off, 2005 Saturn L is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Saturn SL. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Saturn SL would be higher. At 2,999 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Saturn L is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Saturn L (182 HP) has 57 more horse power than 1995 Saturn SL. (125 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Saturn L should accelerate faster than 1995 Saturn SL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Saturn L weights approximately 383 kg more than 1995 Saturn SL. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.
Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2005 Saturn L (258 Nm) has 90 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Saturn SL. (168 Nm). This means 2005 Saturn L will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Saturn SL.
Compare all specifications:
|2005 Saturn L||1995 Saturn SL|
|Engine Size||2999 cc||1901 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Valves per Cylinder||4 valves||4 valves|
|Horse Power||182 HP||125 HP|
|Torque||258 Nm||168 Nm|
|Vehicle Weight||1468 kg||1085 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4840 mm||4500 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1750 mm||1710 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1440 mm||1400 mm|