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2009 Chevrolet Avalanche vs. 2003 Saab 03-Sep

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche is newer by 6 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 5,300 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche (310 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 60 more horse power than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. (250 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche should accelerate faster than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche weights approximately 476 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 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche 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 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep, 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, 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche (454 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 84 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. (370 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche 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. 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche 2003 Saab 03-Sep
Make Chevrolet Saab
Model Avalanche 03-Sep
Year Released 2009 2003
Body Type Pickup Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5300 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 310 HP 250 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 454 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 2700 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.7:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 6 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2141 kg 1665 kg
Vehicle Length 5630 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1950 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 3310 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 14.7 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 117 L 61 L


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