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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Touring
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Touring 19 29 $28,933 $30,360
4-Door Wagon 2.0T Touring 19 29 $30,295 $31,790
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Comfort 19 28 $32,544 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 2.0T Comfort 19 27 $33,655 $35,315
4-Door Sedan 2.0T XWD 17 27 $34,684 $36,395
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Sport 19 28 $35,394 $37,140
4-Door Wagon 2.0T XWD 17 27 $36,032 $37,810
4-Door Wagon 2.0T Sport 19 27 $36,504 $38,305
2-Door Convertible 2.0T Touring 19 27 $40,149 $42,130
4-Door Sedan Aero 15 24 $41,555 $43,605
2-Door Convertible 2.0T Comfort 19 27 $42,365 $44,455
4-Door Wagon AWD Aero 15 24 $42,775 $44,885
2-Door Convertible 2.0T Sport 19 27 $45,119 $47,345
2-Door Convertible Aero 15 24 $48,917 $51,330
4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*
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Invoice Price
$28,933
$28,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,360
$30,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$506 / month
$512 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Despite rather conservative styling, the 2009 Saab 9-3 is one of the boldest performers in its class. The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 182.9 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 110.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 16.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.18
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 - 11.3 x 0.47
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.97 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/55HR16 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code QYS NA
Front Tire Size P215/55HR16 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QYS NA
Spare Tire Order Code N65 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3210 3527
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 120
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5500 211 @ 5300-6000
Engine Type Turbocharged I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 2500 258 @ 1500-4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 - TBD -
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 - TBD -
Trans Order Code MM3 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 Audi A4
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson 4-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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