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2005 Saturn L vs. 2008 Saturn Sky

To start off, 2008 Saturn Sky is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Saturn L. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Saturn L 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 9 more horse power than 2008 Saturn Sky. (173 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Saturn L should accelerate faster than 2008 Saturn Sky. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Saturn L weights approximately 178 kg more than 2008 Saturn Sky. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Saturn Sky is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2008 Saturn Sky. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Saturn L, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 32 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Saturn Sky. (226 Nm). This means 2005 Saturn L will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Saturn Sky.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Saturn L 2008 Saturn Sky
Make Saturn Saturn
Model L Sky
Year Released 2005 2008
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2999 cc 2399 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 173 HP
Torque 258 Nm 226 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.4:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1468 kg 1290 kg
Vehicle Length 4840 mm 4100 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1280 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2420 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.2 L/100km 12.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 61 L


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