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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual 18 27 $36,886 $39,240
2-Door Convertible Automatic 18 26 $36,886 $39,240
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 Sedan 2.0T Comfort 19 28 $32,544 $34,150
4-Door Sedan Aero 15 24 $41,555 $43,605
4-Door Wagon 2.0T Touring 19 29 $30,295 $31,790
4-Door Wagon 2.0T Comfort 19 27 $33,655 $35,315
4-Door Wagon AWD Aero 15 24 $42,775 $44,885
2-Door Convertible 2.0T Touring 19 27 $40,149 $42,130
2-Door Convertible 2.0T Comfort 19 27 $42,365 $44,455
2-Door Convertible Aero 15 24 $48,917 $51,330
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 Sport 19 27 $45,119 $47,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,886
$28,933
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,240
$30,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$654 / month
$506 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 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
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84 93.4
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
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 105.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 15.0
Brakes
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 -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 16.4
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA N65
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1500 - 5000 221 @ 2500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98 1.37
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 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) 3.03 2.04
Trans Order Code NA MM3
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.71
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.66 3.77
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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