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2008 Saab 9-3 Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 29 $27,108 $28,445
4-Door Sedan Aero 16 26 $33,559 $35,215
4-Door Wagon SportCombi 19 29 $28,223 $29,615
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Aero 16 26 $34,546 $36,250
2-Door Convertible 18 27 $38,077 $39,955
2-Door Convertible Aero 16 26 $43,494 $45,640
4-Door Sedan TurboX 16 24 $40,010 $41,765
4-Door Wagon SportCombi TurboX 16 24 $40,777 $42,565
4-Door H4 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door H4 Manual 20 26 $19,666 $20,795
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV 20 26 $19,872 $20,995
4-Door H4 Manual Special Edition 20 26 $19,941 $21,095
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV Special Edition 20 26 $20,146 $21,295
4-Door H4 Automatic 20 26 $20,578 $21,795
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV 20 26 $20,784 $21,995
4-Door H4 Automatic Special Edition 20 26 $20,853 $22,095
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Special Edition 20 26 $21,058 $22,295
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd 20 26 $23,465 $24,995
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd 20 26 $23,672 $25,195
4-Door H4 Manual GT Ltd 18 25 $27,013 $28,895
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd 18 24 $28,381 $30,395
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd w/Nav 18 24 $30,100 $32,395
4-Door H4 Manual GT Spec B w/Nav 17 24 $32,106 $34,595
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R 17 24 $24,894 $26,595
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd 17 24 $27,911 $29,895
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd w/Nav 17 24 $29,741 $31,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,108
$19,666
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,445
$20,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$474 / month
$347 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Although the 2008 Saab 9-3 isn’t as stylish and recognizable, it is a unique and stealthy alternative to more frequently seen small sport sedans. The 2009 Subaru Legacy appeals to rugged, sporty, and practical types, but not those who expect top refinement.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 44.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 33.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 90.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 182.9 188.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 105.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 11.4
Brakes
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) 10.9 x - TBD - 10.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 10.8 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.97 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/55HR16 205/50R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55HR16 205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3210 3270
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 490
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 2500 169 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5500 175 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 22
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.06
Trans Order Code MM3 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.44 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.45
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Sportshift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 Subaru Legacy
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/antisquat
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
 
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