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2009 Saab 9-3 Change
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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 Sedan 2.0T Comfort 19 28 $32,544 $34,150
4-Door Sedan Aero 15 24 $41,555 $43,605
4-Door Wagon 2.0T Touring 19 29 $30,295 $31,790
4-Door Wagon 2.0T Comfort 19 27 $33,655 $35,315
4-Door Wagon AWD Aero 15 24 $42,775 $44,885
2-Door Convertible 2.0T Touring 19 27 $40,149 $42,130
2-Door Convertible 2.0T Comfort 19 27 $42,365 $44,455
2-Door Convertible Aero 15 24 $48,917 $51,330
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 Sport 19 27 $45,119 $47,345
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
$28,933
$19,666
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,360
$20,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$506 / month
$347 / 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 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 Leg Room (in) 35.1 33.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 54.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 44.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 90.9
Exterior Dimensions
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) 5.9 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 11.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 16.9
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/55HR16 205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code QYS NA
Front Tire Size P215/55HR16 205/50R17
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 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3210 3270
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 110
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5500 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Turbocharged I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 2500 169 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.45
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Sportshift
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) 3.55 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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 Subaru Legacy
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/antisquat
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
 
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