Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class vs 1999 Saab 9-3

1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
1999 Saab 9-3
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 21 29 $35,320 $40,600
2-Door Cabriolet 19 28 $41,060 $47,200
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3-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 19 25 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 19 25 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Manual 20 27 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 20 27 $24,346 $25,900
5-Door HB Automatic 19 25 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 19 25 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual 20 27 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 20 27 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual SE 19 27 $29,703 $31,700
5-Door HB Automatic SE 19 27 $30,640 $32,700
3-Door HB Manual Viggen 20 25 $33,620 $37,750
2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 25 $36,610 $39,450
2-Door Convertible Manual 20 27 $36,610 $39,450
2-Door Convertible Manual SE 19 27 $39,899 $42,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE 19 25 $40,830 $43,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,320
$24,346
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,600
$25,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$677 / month
$432 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 37.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 34.1
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.7 89.6
Second Hip Room (in)
45.9 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.2 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
54.0 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 56.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 102.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 67.4
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 21.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x .39 11.26 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 11.34 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.85 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
205/55HR16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
205/55HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55HR16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3240 2990
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 65
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI Turbo Charged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 3000-4600 194 @ 2100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5700 185 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.76
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 4.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.38
Clutch Size (in)
N/A - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.18
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Saab 9-3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
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/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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