Compare 2008 Volvo C70 vs 2009 Saab 9-3

2008 Volvo C70
2009 Saab 9-3
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2-Door Convertible Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic 18 26 $36,886 $39,240
2-Door Convertible Manual 18 27 $36,886 $39,240
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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
$36,886
$28,933
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,240
$30,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$654 / month
$506 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Volvo C70 feels light and gets lighter with the top down -- just don’t plan on taking many friends or much cargo along for the ride. 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
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 35.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84 93.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
41.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 37.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.0 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.3 69.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 182.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 15.0
Brakes
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.1 x - 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)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 16.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.97
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N65
Rear Tire Size
235/45R17 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYS
Front Tire Size
235/45R17 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYS
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 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)
3792 3210
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 5000 221 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/154 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 210 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I5 Turbocharged I4
Fuel System
- TBD - MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.71
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.37
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA MM3
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo C70 Saab 9-3
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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