Compare 2012 Saab 9-3 vs 2012 Dodge Challenger

2012 Saab 9-3
2012 Dodge Challenger
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 20 33 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 20 33 $29,084 $29,830
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 29 $29,493 $30,250
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 18 28 $30,400 $31,180
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 18 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 30 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 29 $32,966 $34,340
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 20 33 $32,966 $34,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 18 29 $33,576 $34,975
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 20 30 $33,576 $34,975
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 18 29 $35,630 $37,115
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 30 $35,630 $37,115
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 33 $38,502 $39,490
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 18 28 $39,819 $40,840
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 18 28 $42,316 $44,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 33 $42,316 $44,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Independence 18 28 $44,236 $46,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Independence 20 33 $44,236 $46,080
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2-Door Coupe SXT Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Rallye Redline 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
2-Door Coupe SXT 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
2-Door Coupe SXT Plus 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
2-Door Coupe R/T 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
2-Door Coupe R/T Classic 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
2-Door Coupe R/T Plus 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
2-Door Coupe SRT8 392 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
2-Door Coupe Yellow Jacket 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$24,359
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$25,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
A comfortable touring coupe most of the time, the retro-themed 2012 Dodge Challenger can turn in blistering musclecar performance when it's got a HEMI.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 48.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96 91.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 116.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 33.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 75.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
182.9 197.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 16.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 0.4
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)
- TBD - 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 19.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 38.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - TBC
Rear Tire Size
- TBD - P235/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - TWN
Front Tire Size
- TBD - P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - TWN
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3710 3834
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 268 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
- TBD - ERB
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5300 305 @ 6350
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.19
Trans Order Code
- TBD - DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Dodge Challenger
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/anti-roll bar SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Toe-link Five-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4
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
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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