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2005 Saturn L vs. 2000 Saturn SC

To start off, 2005 Saturn L is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Saturn SC. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Saturn SC 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 82 more horse power than 2000 Saturn SC. (100 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Saturn L should accelerate faster than 2000 Saturn SC. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Saturn L weights approximately 398 kg more than 2000 Saturn SC. 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 104 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Saturn SC. (154 Nm). This means 2005 Saturn L will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Saturn SC.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Saturn L 2000 Saturn SC
Make Saturn Saturn
Model L SC
Year Released 2005 2000
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2999 cc 1901 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 182 HP 100 HP
Torque 258 Nm 154 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.3:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1468 kg 1070 kg
Vehicle Length 4840 mm 4590 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 60 L


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