Compare 2011 Volvo V50 vs 2011 Saab 9-3

2011 Volvo V50
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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 21 30 $27,260 $29,000
4-Door Wagon w/Moonroof 21 30 $27,260 $29,000
4-Door Wagon w/Moonroof R-Design 21 30 $30,879 $32,850
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4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 28 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 19 27 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon AWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 9-3X 20 29 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 29 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 19 27 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 29 $43,276 $45,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,260
$28,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,000
$28,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$483 / month
$482 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
50.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 93.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
178.0 182.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
39.5 -
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 57.1
Liftover Height (in)
24.7 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 105.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
26.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
44.2 -
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)
38.9 -
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)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.75
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 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 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)
3570 3439
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/154 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 210 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I5 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 4800 221 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA LK9
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.37
Trans Type
5 5
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 AUT
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Automatic w/manual shift
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 - 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 Strut
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
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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