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Compare 2006 Volvo S40 vs 2006 Saab 9-3

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Selected Style 2.4L Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual 2.4L 22 29 $22,633 $24,040
Manual w/Sunroof 2.4L 22 29 $22,633 $24,040
Automatic 2.4L 22 30 $22,633 $24,040
Automatic w/Sunroof 2.4L 22 30 $22,633 $24,040
Manual 2.5L Turbo 22 32 $25,359 $26,940
Manual w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo 22 32 $25,359 $26,940
Automatic 2.5L Turbo 22 30 $25,359 $26,940
Automatic w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo 22 30 $25,359 $26,940
AWD Manual 2.5L Turbo 20 29 $27,027 $28,715
AWD Manual w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo 20 29 $27,027 $28,715
AWD Automatic 2.5L Turbo 20 28 $27,027 $28,715
AWD Automatic w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo 20 28 $27,027 $28,715
4-Door Sport Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport Sedan 22 31 $24,434 $25,900
4-Door Sport Sedan Aero 18 28 $30,082 $31,900
2-Door Convertible 21 29 $34,434 $36,500
2-Door Convertible Aero 18 28 $39,512 $41,900
5-Door Sport Wagon Combi 22 31 $25,377 $26,900
5-Door Sport Wagon Combi Aero 18 28 $31,025 $32,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,633
$24,434
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,040
$25,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$401 / month
$432 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 35.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 93.4
Second Hip Room (in) 50.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 105.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 69.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 175.9 182.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.6 15.0
Brakes
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) 11.8 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.97
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.3 16
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/55R16 215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55R16 215/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3225 3175
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4400 221 @ 2500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/149 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 6000 210 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.58
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.18
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.77 1.88
Trans Order Code NA MAN
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.25 3.82
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo S40 Saab 9-3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link
 
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