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Compare 2009 Volvo C70 vs 2009 Saab 9-3

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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 $37,412 $39,800
2-Door Convertible Automatic 18 26 $37,412 $39,800
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
$37,412
$28,933
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,800
$30,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$663 / month
$506 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The C70 fills the space of the former Coupe (discontinued in 2002) and the Convertible (discontinued in 2004). It's less sleek than the cars it replaces, and while it's a little plain, the C70's shape is clean and well detailed with a minimum of clutter. 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
Second Hip Room (in) 41.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 56.3
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.0 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84 93.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 35.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.3 69.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 15.0
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 16.4
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.58 2.97
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QYS
Front Tire Size P235/45VR17 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QYS
Spare Tire Order Code NA N65
Rear Tire Size P235/45VR17 P215/55HR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3627 3210
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Turbo Gas I5 Turbocharged I4
Fuel System - TBD - MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1500 - 4800 221 @ 2500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 210 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 29
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98 1.37
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo C70 Saab 9-3
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
 
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