Compare 2012 Saab 9-3 vs 2012 Audi TT

2012 Saab 9-3
2012 Audi TT
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 20 33 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 20 33 $29,084 $29,830
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 29 $29,493 $30,250
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 18 28 $30,400 $31,180
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 18 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 30 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 29 $32,966 $34,340
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 20 33 $32,966 $34,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 18 29 $33,576 $34,975
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 20 30 $33,576 $34,975
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 18 29 $35,630 $37,115
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 30 $35,630 $37,115
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 33 $38,502 $39,490
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 18 28 $39,819 $40,840
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 18 28 $42,316 $44,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 33 $42,316 $44,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Independence 18 28 $44,236 $46,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Independence 20 33 $44,236 $46,080
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2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 31 $35,620 $38,300
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 31 $35,620 $38,300
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 31 $38,410 $41,300
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 31 $38,410 $41,300
2-Door Coupe MT quattro 2.5T 18 25 $52,871 $56,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$35,620
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$38,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$638 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi TT gets a burst of testosterone and sports-car cred with a bold new TT RS model; otherwise it's a surprisingly well-rounded (and economical) performer.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96 73.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 32.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 47.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 29.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.9 164.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 53.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 97.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 13.1
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)
- TBD - 11.3 x 0.5
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)
- TBD - 12.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
- TBD - P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
- TBD - P245/40R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3710 3153
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 9
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 258 @ 1600-4200
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5300 211 @ 4300-6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.80
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.77/3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.83
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.92
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Audi TT
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Toe-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/anti-roll bar NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
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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