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 Roadster 2.3L Kompressor
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
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 52.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
43.8 89.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 39.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 52.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
50.7 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 21.7
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x .98 11.34 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 18.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2975 3040
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
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)
90 65
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 185 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-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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