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Compare 2004 Saab 9-5 vs 2004 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2004 Saab 9-5 Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon Linear
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Arc 20 30 $32,529 $34,775
4-Door Sedan Aero 20 28 $37,285 $39,860
4-Door Wagon Linear 21 29 $30,587 $32,525
4-Door Wagon Arc 21 29 $33,194 $35,490
4-Door Wagon Aero 20 28 $37,945 $40,570
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 22 30 $24,041 $25,850
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 19 26 $26,273 $28,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 22 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 23 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,365 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 16 21 $47,802 $51,400
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 26 $36,689 $39,450
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $31,481 $33,850
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $36,410 $39,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $37,805 $40,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,587
$24,041
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,525
$25,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$431 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.3 84.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 45.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 52.8
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 36.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.0
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 54.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 57.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 68.0
Track Width, Front (in) 59.9 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 190 171.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 73.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 9.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.34 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.26 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.3
Tires
Rear Tire Size 215/55VR16 P225/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/55VR16 P225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3620 3250
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 90
Engine
Displacement 2.3L/140 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5500 189 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Turbo Charged MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-3500 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 30
Transmission
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) 3.17 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.76 2.61
Trans Order Code MAN NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.05 3.46
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
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18 1.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Saab 9-5 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent 3-link
 
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