Compare 2005 Saab 9-3 vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2005 Saab 9-3
2005 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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4-Door Sport Sedan Linear
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
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 72.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 -
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 23.0
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.97 3.62
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
215/55HR16 255/60HR17
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
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.7L/227
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 18
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
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
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone

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