Compare 2009 Saab 9-3 vs 2009 Subaru Legacy

2009 Saab 9-3
2009 Subaru Legacy
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4-Door Sedan 2.0T Touring
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
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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
$28,933
$19,666
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,360
$20,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$506 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
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
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
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
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 11.4
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 16.9
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.97 3.2
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 205/50R17
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
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/150
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
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
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.45
Trans Type
6 5
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 - 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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