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2012 Saab 03-Sep vs. 2012 Smart ForTwo

To start off, both 2012 Saab 03-Sep and 2012 Smart ForTwo were released in the same year (2012). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 2,000 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Saab 03-Sep is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Saab 03-Sep (220 HP @ 5300 RPM) has 149 more horse power than 2012 Smart ForTwo. (71 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 2012 Smart ForTwo.

Because 2012 Smart ForTwo 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 2012 Smart ForTwo. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 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, 2012 Saab 03-Sep (349 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 224 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Smart ForTwo. (125 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2012 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Smart ForTwo. 2012 Smart ForTwo has automatic transmission and 2012 Saab 03-Sep has manual transmission. 2012 Saab 03-Sep will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Smart ForTwo will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Saab 03-Sep 2012 Smart ForTwo
Make Saab Smart
Model 03-Sep ForTwo
Year Released 2012 2012
Body Type Station Wagon Convertible
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2000 cc 1000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 220 HP 71 HP
Engine RPM 5300 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 349 Nm 125 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Flex Fuel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type 6-speed manual 5-speed automated manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors


 

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