Compare 2001 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2001 Saab 9-3

2001 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2001 Saab 9-3
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $77,934 $83,800
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $119,924 $128,950
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3-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 21 28 $25,170 $26,495
3-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 21 28 $25,170 $26,495
3-Door HB Manual 21 29 $25,170 $26,495
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 21 29 $25,170 $26,495
5-Door HB Automatic 21 28 $25,402 $26,995
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 21 28 $25,402 $26,995
5-Door HB Manual 21 29 $25,402 $26,995
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 21 29 $25,402 $26,995
5-Door HB Automatic SE 21 28 $30,737 $32,595
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof SE 21 28 $30,737 $32,595
5-Door HB Manual SE 22 29 $30,737 $32,595
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof SE 22 29 $30,737 $32,595
3-Door HB Manual Viggen 21 31 $34,955 $37,995
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof Viggen 21 31 $34,955 $37,995
5-Door HB Manual Viggen 21 31 $34,955 $37,995
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof Viggen 21 31 $34,955 $37,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Black Top SE 21 28 $37,395 $39,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Blue Top SE 21 28 $37,395 $39,995
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Black Top SE 22 29 $37,355 $39,995
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Blue Top SE 22 29 $37,355 $39,995
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Black Top Viggen 21 31 $41,395 $44,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,934
$25,170
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$83,800
$26,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1397 / month
$442 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 111.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 52.4
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 56.8
Wheelbase (in)
99.0 102.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 67.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 21.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.34 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 11.26 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
245/45WR17 P195/60VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45ZW17 P195/60VR15
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 165
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 2980
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.25 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 60
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 130
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/303 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 185 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI Turbo Charged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 194 @ 2100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 29
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.76
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 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)
3.59 3.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.18
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Saab 9-3
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
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
Lower Control Arms MacPherson Strut

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