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
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
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 116.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 33.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 16.2
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 38.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.75
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - TBC
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3710 3834
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Engine
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
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
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
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Dodge Challenger
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
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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