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2012 Saab 03-Sep vs. 2013 Scion FR-S

To start off, 2013 Scion FR-S is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2012 Saab 03-Sep. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2012 Saab 03-Sep would be higher. 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 21 more horse power than 2013 Scion FR-S. (199 HP @ 7000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 2013 Scion FR-S. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 370 kg more than 2013 Scion FR-S. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2013 Scion FR-S 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 2013 Scion FR-S. 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 144 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Scion FR-S. (205 Nm @ 6600 RPM). This means 2012 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Scion FR-S. 2013 Scion FR-S 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. 2013 Scion FR-S will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Saab 03-Sep 2013 Scion FR-S
Make Saab Scion
Model 03-Sep FR-S
Year Released 2012 2013
Body Type Station Wagon Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2000 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 220 HP 199 HP
Engine RPM 5300 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 349 Nm 205 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 6600 RPM
Fuel Type Flex Fuel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type 6-speed manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1600 kg 1230 kg
Fuel Consumption Highway 7.1 L/100km 6.9 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.8 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 50 L


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