Compare 2002 Saab 9-5 vs 2002 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2002 Saab 9-5
2002 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan 2.3t Linear
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3t Linear 22 31 $31,969 $33,995
4-Door Wagon 2.3t Linear Sport 22 31 $32,627 $34,695
4-Door Sedan 3.0t Arc 18 26 $36,152 $38,650
4-Door Sedan Aero 20 29 $36,152 $38,650
4-Door Wagon 3.0t Arc Sport 18 26 $36,806 $39,350
4-Door Wagon Aero Sport 20 29 $36,806 $39,350
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2-Door Coupe 2.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 2.3L 19 29 $23,203 $24,950
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $28,411 $30,550
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,363 $36,950
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 25 $35,758 $38,450
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 22 $46,407 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,969
$23,203
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,995
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$567 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
114.9 85.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
21.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 68.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
190 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 55.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.34 x .98 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/505VR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
180 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
180 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3305
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800 200 @ 2500-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5500 192 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Turbo Charged MFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.72
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.05 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.76 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.46
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-5 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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