Compare 2009 Saab 9-3 vs 2009 Audi A4

2009 Saab 9-3
2009 Audi A4
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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
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4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,933
$28,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,360
$30,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$506 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Despite rather conservative styling, the 2009 Saab 9-3 is one of the boldest performers in its class. The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
182.9 185.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 110.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 71.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 16.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.18
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)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.97 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QYS NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYS NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N65 NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P245/40R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3210 3527
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5500 211 @ 5300-6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2500 258 @ 1500-4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
MM3 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 1
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Audi A4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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