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2011. - 2014.
E - Luxury car
wagon, 5 door
4 x 4
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Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2010. - 2012.
E - Luxury car
wagon, 5 door
4 x 4

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Dimensons & Outlines

4940 mm
1898 mm
1534 mm
565 liters
1680 liters
65 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
5010 mm
1868 mm
1484 mm
527 liters
1600 liters
70 liters
2011 Audi A6 Allroad
2010 SAAB 9-5 Estate

Engine

Diesel
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Bi-Turbo
2967 cc
313 hp
650 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
FIAT / General Motors
2.0 mJet 195
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Bi-Turbo
1956 cc
195 hp
400 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

 
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km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
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Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1885 kg
9.3 s
215 km/h
l/100km
l/100km
6.6 l/100km
174 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 8 gears
1885 kg
5.6 s
250 km/h
7.9 l/100km
6.0 l/100km
6.7 l/100km
176 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
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CO2 emissions
 
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Expenses

12000 EUR
Price from
8800 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 5-door wagon body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Audi-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 313hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 195hp engine designed by FIAT.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. 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, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the Swedish car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that SAAB does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Audi with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the SAAB badge with 4.1 out of 5. Independent research findings rank A6 as average reliability-wise, and 9-5 is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the German car rank it on average as 5.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Audi is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3.7 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 250 kilometers per hour, 35km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 6.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (42 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 outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... At the end, as much as I'd like to give you a winner here, it's simply a pure tie if you ask me. 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. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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