Compare 2001 Saab 9-3 vs 2001 Cadillac Catera

2001 Saab 9-3
2001 Cadillac Catera
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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
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $28,957 $31,305
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,170
$28,957
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,495
$31,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$442 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 37.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.3 98.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 192.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.8 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.6 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.4 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
57.2 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
21.7 14.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.26 x - TBD - 11.26 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.34 x - TBD - 11.65 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 14.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/60VR15 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P225/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60VR15 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2980 3770
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 10.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
60 300
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Turbo Charged EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
194 @ 2100 192 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA L81
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5500 200 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.05 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.76 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Cadillac Catera
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.59 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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