Compare 2009 Saab 9-3 vs 2008 Volvo S60

2009 Saab 9-3
2008 Volvo S60
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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 Sedan FWD 2.5T 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
$28,933
$29,117
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,360
$30,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$506 / month
$516 / 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 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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 91
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.9 181.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 13.9
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 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
QYS NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N65 NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QYS 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
Steel - 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
Turbocharged I4 Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
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)
1.37 1.98
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 3.03
Trans Order Code
MM3 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.27
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Volvo S60
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .91
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Multilink
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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