Compare 2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2000 Saab 9-3

2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2000 Saab 9-3
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2-Door Kompressor Roadster 2.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 2.3L Kompressor 21 31 $38,130 $41,000
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3-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 20 25 $24,534 $26,100
3-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 20 25 $24,534 $26,100
3-Door HB Manual 22 29 $24,534 $26,100
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 22 29 $24,534 $26,100
5-Door HB Automatic 20 25 $24,765 $26,600
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 20 25 $24,765 $26,600
5-Door HB Manual 22 29 $24,765 $26,600
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 22 29 $24,765 $26,600
5-Door HB Automatic SE 20 26 $30,019 $32,175
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof SE 20 26 $30,019 $32,175
5-Door HB Manual SE 21 29 $30,019 $32,175
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof SE 21 29 $30,019 $32,175
3-Door HB Manual Viggen 20 29 $34,575 $37,995
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof Viggen 20 29 $34,575 $37,995
5-Door HB Manual Viggen 20 29 $34,575 $37,995
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof Viggen 20 29 $34,575 $37,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Black Top 20 25 $36,746 $39,725
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Blue Top 20 25 $36,746 $39,725
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Black Top 22 29 $36,746 $39,725
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Blue Top 22 29 $36,746 $39,725
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Black Top SE 20 26 $40,006 $43,250
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Blue Top SE 20 26 $40,006 $43,250
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Black Top SE 21 29 $40,006 $43,250
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Blue Top SE 21 29 $40,006 $43,250
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE Spring Edition 20 26 $40,695 $43,995
2-Door Convertible Manual SE Spring Edition 21 29 $40,695 $43,995
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Black Top Viggen 20 29 $40,945 $44,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,130
$24,534
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,000
$26,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$683 / month
$435 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 52.4
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 52.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
43.8 89.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.6
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
50.7 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 56.8
Wheelbase (in)
94.5 102.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 67.4
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.20 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 182.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 21.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x .98 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)
11.0 x .35 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)
14 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.53 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/50R16 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2975 3040
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 65
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 185 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Supercharged SMPI Turbo Charged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2500-4800 184 @ 1900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.39
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Saab 9-3
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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

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