Compare 2012 Saab 9-3 vs 2012 Chevrolet Camaro

2012 Saab 9-3
2012 Chevrolet Camaro
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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 1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1LS 17 28 $22,348 $23,280
2-Door Coupe 2LS 18 29 $23,500 $24,480
2-Door Coupe 1LT 17 28 $24,268 $25,280
2-Door Coupe 2LT 17 28 $27,292 $28,430
2-Door Convertible 1LT 17 28 $28,972 $30,180
2-Door Coupe 1SS 16 24 $30,988 $32,280
2-Door Convertible 2LT 17 28 $32,812 $34,180
2-Door Coupe 2SS 16 24 $34,444 $35,880
2-Door Convertible 1SS 16 24 $36,796 $38,330
2-Door Convertible 2SS 16 24 $39,388 $41,030
2-Door Coupe ZL1 14 19 $51,931 $54,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$22,348
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$23,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chevy Camaro isn't practical, but it's stunning to look at and offers scorching performance--even without the ZL1 package.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 29.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 35.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 54.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 112.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 75.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.9 190.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 11.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.4 x 0.9
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 - 12.6 x 1.2
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)
16.0 19.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - R0B
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
- TBD - P245/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - R0B
Front Tire Size
- TBD - P245/55R18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3710 3780
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5300 323 @ 6800
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 278 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
- TBD - LFX
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.6L/217
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.58
Trans Order Code
- TBD - MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.75
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 10.2
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.63
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Coupe
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Chevrolet Camaro
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Toe-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/anti-roll bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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