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2005 Saturn L vs. 2008 Saturn Vue

To start off, 2008 Saturn Vue 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 3,564 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Saturn Vue is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Saturn Vue (257 HP) has 75 more horse power than 2005 Saturn L. (182 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Saturn Vue should accelerate faster than 2005 Saturn L. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Saturn Vue weights approximately 267 kg more than 2005 Saturn L. 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, 2008 Saturn Vue (336 Nm) has 78 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Saturn L. (258 Nm). This means 2008 Saturn Vue will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Saturn L.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Saturn L 2008 Saturn Vue
Make Saturn Saturn
Model L Vue
Year Released 2005 2008
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2999 cc 3564 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 257 HP
Torque 258 Nm 336 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.2:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1468 kg 1735 kg
Vehicle Length 4840 mm 4580 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 61 L


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