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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2006. - 2010.
E - Luxury car
sedan, 4 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2005. - 2010.
E - Luxury car
sedan, 4 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4836 mm
1792 mm
1448 mm
500 liters
500 liters
75 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4895 mm
1865 mm
1490 mm
523 liters
523 liters
75 liters

Engine

Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2290 cc
185 hp
280 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
3342 cc
235 hp
304 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1470 kg
8.3 s
230 km/h
12.8 l/100km
6.6 l/100km
8.9 l/100km
212 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 5 gears
1505 kg
9.5 s
225 km/h
14.8 l/100km
7.2 l/100km
10.0 l/100km
238 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
1639 kg
7.8 s
237 km/h
15.1 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
10.2 l/100km
245 g/km

Expenses

4800 EUR
428 - 529 EUR
Price from
Tax
7500 EUR
1254 - 1561 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

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 4-door sedan 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 235hp engine designed by Hyundai.

Safety

The fact that the SAAB got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, puts it sky-high safety-wise, in my eyes at least. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the luxury car segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the Korean car offers a considerable difference of 11% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Hyundai does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of SAAB with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the Hyundai badge with 4.6 out of 5. The same official information place 9-5 4% below average, and Grandeur those same 4% above the first one. 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

Hyundai is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.5 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 237 kilometers per hour, 7km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Swedish car, averaging around 8.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (32 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 15% difference compared to the Korean car.

Verdict

Hyundai appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. 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 beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. From there things take a different direction, with Hyundai 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. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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