Compare 2009 Volvo V50 vs 2009 Saab 9-3

2009 Volvo V50
2009 Saab 9-3
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4-Door Wagon 2.4L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon FWD 2.4L 20 31 $28,012 $29,800
4-Door Wagon AWD 2.5T R-Design 18 26 $33,370 $35,500
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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
$28,012
$28,933
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,800
$30,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$497 / month
$506 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Volvo V50 combines the available safety features and poise of a larger sport wagon with the efficiency and compactness of a small car. 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
Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
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)
38.1 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 93.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 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)
178.0 182.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 57.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 105.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
64.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
33.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.0
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
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 Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
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)
3321 3210
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 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
2.4L/149 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 210 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I5 Turbocharged I4
Fuel System
EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 221 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
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 V50 Saab 9-3
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6

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