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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
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
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 14.8
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
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.0
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
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.76 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
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
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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