Compare 2008 Saab 9-3 vs 2008 Volvo S60

2008 Saab 9-3
2008 Volvo S60
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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
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4-Door Sedan 2.5T FWD w/Snrf
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T 19 27 $29,117 $30,975
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T w/Snrf 19 27 $29,117 $30,975
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T 17 26 $30,856 $32,825
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T w/Snrf 18 26 $30,856 $32,825
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.4T T5 w/Snrf 18 26 $31,946 $33,985
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,108
$29,117
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,445
$30,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$474 / month
$516 / 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 2008 Volvo S60 is a comfortable, safe all-weather sedan, but if you want top sport-sedan performance, you should look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 91
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 71.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.9 181.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 13.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 - 12.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.97 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3210 3523
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2500 236 @ 1500 - 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5500 208 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.98
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 3.03
Trans Order Code
MM3 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Volvo S60
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA .75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA .91

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