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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sport Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport Sedan 22 31 $24,434 $25,900
4-Door Sport Sedan Aero 18 28 $30,082 $31,900
2-Door Convertible 21 29 $34,434 $36,500
2-Door Convertible Aero 18 28 $39,512 $41,900
5-Door Sport Wagon Combi 22 31 $25,377 $26,900
5-Door Sport Wagon Combi Aero 18 28 $31,025 $32,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,640
$24,434
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,300
$25,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$538 / month
$432 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 35.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.4 93.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 182.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 107.1 105.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 69.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 59.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 15.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.60 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16 16
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.97
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/60VR16 215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size P215/60VR16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60VR16 215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3472 3175
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBA - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBA - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBA - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 3600 221 @ 2500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.3L/202 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 225 @ 5600 210 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.378 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.360 1.88
Trans Order Code NA MAN
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.29 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.047 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.235 3.58
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.517 1.18
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.756 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus ES 330 Saab 9-3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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