Compare 2012 Saab 9-3 vs 2012 Honda Accord Sedan

2012 Saab 9-3
2012 Honda Accord Sedan
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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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4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 23 34 $19,666 $21,480
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 23 34 $20,396 $22,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 23 34 $20,396 $22,280
4-Door I4 Automatic LX Premium 23 34 $21,308 $23,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX Premium 23 34 $21,308 $23,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV SE 23 34 $21,992 $24,030
4-Door I4 Automatic SE 23 34 $21,992 $24,030
4-Door I4 Manual EX 23 34 $22,334 $24,405
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 23 34 $23,064 $25,205
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 23 34 $23,064 $25,205
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 20 30 $25,048 $27,380
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 23 34 $25,299 $27,655
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 23 34 $25,299 $27,655
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 20 30 $27,191 $29,730
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 23 34 $27,305 $29,855
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 23 34 $27,305 $29,855
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 20 30 $29,198 $31,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$19,666
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$21,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though the 2012 Honda Accord now has one of the more dated four-door sedan designs--and Bluetooth connectivity remains hard to get--its comfortable interior and perky, refined performance hit the sweet spot for families.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Large
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 41.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96 106.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.9 194.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 14.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
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 - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
- TBD - P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
- TBD - P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3710 3217
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 161 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5300 177 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.26
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.15
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.77
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Honda Accord Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/anti-roll bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Toe-link w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
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
--
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
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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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