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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2010. - 2012.
E - Luxury car
sedan, 4 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2011. - 2014.
E - Luxury car
sedan, 4 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

5008 mm
1868 mm
1466 mm
513 liters
513 liters
70 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4915 mm
1874 mm
1455 mm
530 liters
995 liters
65 liters

Engine

FIAT / General Motors
2.0 mJet 160
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1956 cc
160 hp
350 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Volkswagen
2.0 TDI CGLC
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1968 cc
177 hp
380 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1625 kg
9.9 s
215 km/h
6.9 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
5.3 l/100km
139 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1550 kg
8.7 s
228 km/h
6.0 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
129 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1650 kg
10.1 s
210 km/h
9.3 l/100km
5.3 l/100km
6.8 l/100km
171 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
cvt - gears
1560 kg
8.2 s
222 km/h
6.0 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
132 g/km

Expenses

14500 EUR
Price from
11900 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 diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a FIAT-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 160hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 177hp engine designed by Volkswagen.

Safety

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 same number of safety stars gained in the process. 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, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the Swedish car offers a marginal difference of 5% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that SAAB 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 Audi badge with 4.2 out of 5. Independent research findings rank 9-5 as average reliability-wise, and A6 is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the Swedish car rank it on average as 4.8, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.1 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Audi is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.2 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 228 kilometers per hour, 13km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (55 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

SAAB 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 offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Audi being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the Audi. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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