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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon
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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
4-Door Sedan FWD *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Wagon FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon AWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
2-Door Convertible FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 28 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 29 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 19 27 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 9-3X 20 29 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 19 27 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 29 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 178.0 182.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
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 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 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 16.0
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 37.4
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P205/50R17 P215/55HR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3570 3395
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
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
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
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
Transmission
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) 2.27 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
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo V50 Saab 9-3
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 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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