Compare 2009 Volvo S40 vs 2009 Saab 9-3

2009 Volvo S40
2009 Saab 9-3
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4-Door Sedan FWD 2.4L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.4L 20 31 $26,837 $28,550
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T R-Design 19 28 $30,409 $32,350
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T R-Design 18 26 $31,772 $33,800
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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
$26,837
$28,933
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,550
$30,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$476 / month
$506 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Volvo S40 is a city-friendly sport sedan with some of today’s best safety features. 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
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92 93.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
50.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 56.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
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 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
176.2 182.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6 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
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)
15.9 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.97
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N65
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYS
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - 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)
3273 3210
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum 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
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 Turbocharged I4
Fuel System
EFI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
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
Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA MM3
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 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 S40 Saab 9-3
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - 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)
NA - 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 6

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