Compare 2008 Saab 9-3 vs 2009 Subaru Legacy

2008 Saab 9-3
2009 Subaru Legacy
Add Vehicle
Select style
4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 29 $27,108 $28,445
4-Door Wagon SportCombi 19 29 $28,223 $29,615
4-Door Sedan Aero 16 26 $33,559 $35,215
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Aero 16 26 $34,546 $36,250
2-Door Convertible 18 27 $38,077 $39,955
4-Door Sedan TurboX 16 24 $40,010 $41,765
4-Door Wagon SportCombi TurboX 16 24 $40,777 $42,565
2-Door Convertible Aero 16 26 $43,494 $45,640
Select style
4-Door H4 Manual
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 H6 Automatic 3.0R 17 24 $24,894 $26,595
4-Door H4 Manual GT Ltd 18 25 $27,013 $28,895
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd 17 24 $27,911 $29,895
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd 18 24 $28,381 $30,395
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd w/Nav 17 24 $29,741 $31,895
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,108
$19,666
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,445
$20,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$474 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
182.9 188.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 11.4
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 16.9
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.5
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 205/50R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3210 3270
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
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
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Subaru Legacy
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Continue