Compare 2011 Saab 9-4X vs 2011 BMW X3

2011 Saab 9-4X
2011 BMW X3
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FWD 4-Door 3.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 3.0i 18 25 $32,211 $33,380
AWD 4-Door XWD 3.0i 17 23 $34,619 $35,875
FWD 4-Door 3.0i Premium 18 25 $35,573 $37,250
AWD 4-Door XWD 3.0i Premium 17 23 $38,433 $40,245
AWD 4-Door XWD Aero 15 22 $45,849 $48,010
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AWD 4-Door 28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 28i 19 25 $33,810 $36,750
AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $37,765 $41,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,211
$33,810
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,380
$36,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$556 / month
$613 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
BMW finally has a crossover that's as good as its cars. The 2011 BMW X3 looks fantastic; performs like a sport sedan; and has a comfortable, top-notch interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 90.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
190.1 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.9 -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 65.4
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 110.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 74.1
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 183.0
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 17.7
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Hydraulic Assisted Rack & Pinion Servotronic Pwr Assist
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P235/65HR18 P245/55R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P235/65HR18 P245/55R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2125 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2125 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5544 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4112
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
223 @ 5100 221 @ 2750-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6950 240 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
Direct Injection MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 (Est) 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 (Est) 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.11
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Type
6 8
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-4X BMW X3
Body Code
110.5" WB -
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5 (2010)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - - TBD -

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