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Selected Style 4-Door Sport Sedan Linear
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport Sedan Linear 22 32 $25,330 $26,850
4-Door Sport Sedan Arc 22 32 $28,538 $30,250
4-Door Sport Sedan Aero 22 32 $30,922 $32,850
2-Door Convertible Linear 22 32 $34,985 $37,100
2-Door Convertible Arc 22 32 $37,814 $40,100
2-Door Convertible Aero 22 32 $40,172 $42,600
4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L
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Engine

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L 15 18 $35,294 $37,950
4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L 14 17 $43,152 $46,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,330
$35,294
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,850
$37,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$633 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 105.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 58.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 39.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 57.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 182.6
Height, Overall (in) 56.8 71.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 111.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 34.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 81.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.14 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.87 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 23.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.97 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 19.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 215/55HR16 255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55HR16 255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3175 4819
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 115
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 5500 232 @ 5750
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Turbocharged MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 195 @ 2500 254 @ 3000-4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 15
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.66 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.43 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.88 2.19
Trans Order Code MAN NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.7
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.59
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - 2.64
Summary
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 8.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 8.0
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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