Compare 2011 Lexus IS 350C vs 2011 Saab 9-3

2011 Lexus IS 350C
2011 Saab 9-3
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350C 2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 27 $29,966 $33,295
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $31,019 $34,465
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $33,233 $36,925
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 27 $35,748 $39,720
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $37,962 $42,180
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $37,072 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $38,124 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 20 27 $41,976 $46,640
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $54,594 $60,660
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4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 28 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 19 27 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon AWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 9-3X 20 29 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 29 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 19 27 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 29 $43,276 $45,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,976
$28,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,640
$28,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$777 / month
$482 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 42.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
25.9 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
43.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.9 93.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 182.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 15.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3880 3439
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 221 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA LK9
Displacement
3.5L/210 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 210 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA AUT
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.08 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.71
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.37
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 350C Saab 9-3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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