Compare 2009 Volkswagen Eos vs 2009 Saab 9-3

2009 Volkswagen Eos
2009 Saab 9-3
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2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort
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
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4-Door Sedan 2.0T Touring
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
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
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
41.5 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.6-10.5 15.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.97
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYS
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3210
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 120
Engine
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
Fuel System
FSI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Eos Saab 9-3
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6

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