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2005 Saturn L vs. 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle

To start off, both 2005 Saturn L and 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle were released in the same year (2005). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. 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 67 more horse power than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. (115 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Saturn L should accelerate faster than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Saturn L weights approximately 220 kg more than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. 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 93 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. (165 Nm). This means 2005 Saturn L will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Saturn L 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle
Make Saturn Volkswagen
Model L New Beetle
Year Released 2005 2005
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2999 cc 1983 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 115 HP
Torque 258 Nm 165 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1468 kg 1248 kg
Vehicle Length 4840 mm 4100 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.4 L/100km 7.6 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.2 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.2 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 55 L


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