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2007 Mazda 3 vs. 2003 Saab 03-Sep

To start off, 2007 Mazda 3 is newer by 4 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 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Saab 03-Sep is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (250 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 142 more horse power than 2007 Mazda 3. (108 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 2007 Mazda 3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 405 kg more than 2007 Mazda 3. 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, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (370 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 129 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mazda 3. (241 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 2003 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mazda 3.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mazda 3 2003 Saab 03-Sep
Make Mazda Saab
Model 3 03-Sep
Year Released 2007 2003
Body Type Hatchback Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1560 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 250 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 241 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 2700 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88.3 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 185 km/hour 250 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1260 kg 1665 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 5 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 61 L


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