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2006 Ford Expedition vs. 2003 Saab 03-Sep

To start off, 2006 Ford Expedition is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Saab 03-Sep. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Saab 03-Sep would be higher. At 5,408 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Ford Expedition is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Ford Expedition (300 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 50 more horse power than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. (250 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Ford Expedition should accelerate faster than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Ford Expedition weights approximately 50 kg more than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Ford Expedition is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Ford Expedition will offer significantly more control. 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, 2006 Ford Expedition (495 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 125 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. (370 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2006 Ford Expedition will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. 2006 Ford Expedition has automatic transmission and 2003 Saab 03-Sep has manual transmission. 2003 Saab 03-Sep will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Ford Expedition will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Ford Expedition 2003 Saab 03-Sep
Make Ford Saab
Model Expedition 03-Sep
Year Released 2006 2003
Body Type SUV Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5408 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 300 HP 250 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 495 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 2700 RPM
Engine Bore Size 90 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 9 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1715 kg 1665 kg
Vehicle Length 5230 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 2010 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1950 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 15.7 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 106 L 61 L


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