Compare 2012 Saab 9-3 vs 2012 Toyota Prius

2012 Saab 9-3
2012 Toyota Prius
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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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5-Door HB One
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 51 48 $21,864 $23,015
5-Door HB Two 51 48 $22,560 $24,000
5-Door HB Three 51 48 $23,799 $25,565
5-Door HB Four 51 48 $26,284 $28,235
5-Door HB Five 51 48 $27,744 $29,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$21,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$23,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$384 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage car offered in the U.S., and it's a practical and capacious mid-size hatchback with room for five
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 48 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96 93.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
182.9 175.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 21.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 67.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
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)
- TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 11.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 34.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
- TBD - P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
- TBD - P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3710 3042
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
- TBD - Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 105 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5300 98 @ 5200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 48
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 51
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Toyota Prius
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/anti-roll bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Toe-link NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 3.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 10
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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