Compare 2010 Saab 9-3 vs 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander

2010 Saab 9-3
2010 Mitsubishi Outlander
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 31 $27,888 $28,900
4-Door Wagon FWD 21 31 $29,268 $30,330
4-Door Sedan XWD 17 27 $31,261 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Aero 21 28 $33,573 $35,340
4-Door Wagon AWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,126 $36,975
4-Door Wagon FWD Aero 21 27 $35,169 $37,020
4-Door Sedan Aero XWD 17 27 $36,209 $38,115
2-Door Convertible FWD 20 29 $38,590 $39,990
2-Door Convertible FWD Aero 20 29 $42,826 $45,080
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2WD 4-Door ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door ES 21 27 $19,858 $20,840
4WD 4-Door ES 21 25 $21,192 $22,240
2WD 4-Door SE 21 27 $21,248 $22,540
4WD 4-Door SE 21 25 $22,568 $23,940
2WD 4-Door XLS 19 25 $23,557 $24,990
4WD 4-Door XLS 18 24 $24,878 $26,390
4WD 4-Door GT 18 24 $27,574 $29,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,888
$19,858
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$20,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Mitsubishi Outlander has a sportier look and feel than most crossover utes—and it gets better for 2010.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 100.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.2
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 39.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
182.9 183.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 66.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 105.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 60.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 72.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 36.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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 - 11.9 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)
11.1 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 15.97
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 3.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYS NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N65 NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QYS NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3230 3384
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 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)
120 120
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5500 168 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2500 - 4000 167 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA 4B12
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.11
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.62
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.52
Trans Order Code
MM3 CVT
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 6.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 0.86
Trans Description Cont.
Manual CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.45
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 2.35
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Mitsubishi Outlander
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .87
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.8

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