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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort 21 31 $29,433 $31,615
2-Door Convertible DSG Komfort 22 29 $30,532 $32,715
2-Door Convertible DSG Lux 22 29 $32,832 $35,200
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Touring
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Touring 19 29 $28,933 $30,360
4-Door Wagon 2.0T Touring 19 29 $30,295 $31,790
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Comfort 19 28 $32,544 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 2.0T Comfort 19 27 $33,655 $35,315
4-Door Sedan 2.0T XWD 17 27 $34,684 $36,395
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Sport 19 28 $35,394 $37,140
4-Door Wagon 2.0T XWD 17 27 $36,032 $37,810
4-Door Wagon 2.0T Sport 19 27 $36,504 $38,305
2-Door Convertible 2.0T Touring 19 27 $40,149 $42,130
4-Door Sedan Aero 15 24 $41,555 $43,605
2-Door Convertible 2.0T Comfort 19 27 $42,365 $44,455
4-Door Wagon AWD Aero 15 24 $42,775 $44,885
2-Door Convertible 2.0T Sport 19 27 $45,119 $47,345
2-Door Convertible Aero 15 24 $48,917 $51,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,433
$28,933
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,615
$30,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$527 / month
$506 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Volkswagen Eos isn't sexy, and it's one of the most practical choices among convertibles and there's a lot to like. Despite rather conservative styling, the 2009 Saab 9-3 is one of the boldest performers in its class.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 41.5 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 77.4 93.4
Second Leg Room (in) 32.5 35.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.5 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 56.3
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Head Room (in) 35.8 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.8 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 105.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 69.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 173.6 182.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.6-10.5 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.9 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) 12.3 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.97
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QYS
Spare Tire Order Code NA N65
Rear Tire Size 215/55HR16 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QYS
Front Tire Size 215/55HR16 P215/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3505 3210
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System FSI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-5000 221 @ 2500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 210 @ 5500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94/3.09 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93 0.71
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.77
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.37
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.11 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.99 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 2.04
Trans Order Code NA MM3
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Eos Saab 9-3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
 
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