Compare 2011 Saab 9-3 vs 2011 Chevrolet Equinox

2011 Saab 9-3
2011 Chevrolet Equinox
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4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 28 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 19 27 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon AWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 9-3X 20 29 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 29 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 19 27 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 29 $43,276 $45,080
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,845 $22,995
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,952 $24,160
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,507 $24,745
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,614 $25,910
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,909 $26,220
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,571 $27,970
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,141 $28,570
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,804 $30,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$21,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you don’t need a third row, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is just right for small families; it’s refined, secure, and versatile, and gets very impressive fuel economy in four-cylinder form.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 39.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 99.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 112.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
182.9 187.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 66.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 28.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 63.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type
Pwr Power
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 - 12.6 x 1.18
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)
16.0 18.8
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable power assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - QMU
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - QMU
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3439 3786
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 ECOTEC
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2500 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
LK9 LAF
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.4/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5500 182 @ 6700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.87
Trans Order Code
AUT MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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