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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon 2.4L FWD
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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
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
$28,012
$28,933
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,800
$30,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$497 / month
$506 / month
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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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 69.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.0
Brakes
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) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 16.4
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.97
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/50R17 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QYS
Spare Tire Order Code NA N65
Rear Tire Size P205/50R17 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QYS
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3321 3210
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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 Gas I5 Turbocharged I4
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo V50 Saab 9-3
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
 
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