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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
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 68.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 67.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 21.6
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 11.9
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
- TBD - P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
- TBD - P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3710 3042
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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
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
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
- TBD - Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 48
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 51
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 50
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Toyota Prius
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
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
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
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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