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2001. - 2006.
E - Luxury car
wagon, 5 door
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
2001. - 2005.
E - Luxury car
wagon, 5 door


Dimensons & Outlines

4828 mm
1792 mm
1501 mm
416 liters
1490 liters
75 liters
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4790 mm
1780 mm
1410 mm
400 liters
1220 liters
65 liters
2001 SAAB 9-5 Estate
2001 MG ZT T


4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
2290 cc
185 hp
280 Nm
Rover / MG
2.5 KV6 MG
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2497 cc
190 hp
245 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1520 kg
8.8 s
225 km/h
13.4 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
9.6 l/100km
229 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1540 kg
8.4 s
227 km/h
14.3 l/100km
7.3 l/100km
10.8 l/100km
235 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 5 gears
1555 kg
9.9 s
220 km/h
15.1 l/100km
7.6 l/100km
10.3 l/100km
246 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions


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Virtual Adviser's™ opinion


Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the luxury car segment and utilize the same 5-door wagon body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a SAAB-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 185hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 190hp engine designed by Rover.


The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the SAAB being a slightly better choice apparently. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the luxury car segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the British car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.


Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that SAAB does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of SAAB with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the MG badge with out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the Swedish car rank it on average as 3.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

MG is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.4 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 227 kilometers per hour, 2km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Swedish car, averaging around 9.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (29 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 13% difference compared to the British car.


SAAB is apparently more reliable, not too much, but just enough. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Swedish car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with MG offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but SAAB. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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