Compare 2012 Saab 9-3 vs 2012 Jeep Wrangler

2012 Saab 9-3
2012 Jeep Wrangler
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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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4WD 2-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 2-Door Freedom Edition 17 21 $21,461 $22,045
4WD 2-Door Sport 17 21 $21,461 $22,045
4WD 2-Door Arctic 17 21 $26,413 $27,970
4WD 2-Door Sahara 17 21 $26,413 $27,970
4WD 2-Door Call of Duty MW3 17 21 $28,256 $29,995
4WD 2-Door Rubicon 17 21 $28,256 $29,995
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Freedom Edition 16 21 $24,806 $25,545
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 21 $24,806 $25,545
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sport RHD 16 20 $28,424 $29,435
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Altitude 16 21 $29,301 $31,045
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Arctic 16 21 $29,301 $31,045
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sahara 16 21 $29,301 $31,045
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Call of Duty MW3 16 21 $31,781 $33,770
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Rubicon 16 21 $31,781 $33,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$21,461
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$22,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The off-road-hardy 2012 Jeep Wrangler is still fine-tuned for adventurous weekend warriors, but it's become a little more tolerable for the commute.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 44.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96 102.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 40.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 61.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.0
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.8
Length, Overall (in)
182.9 152.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 95.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 73.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 37.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 17.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 61.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 44.7
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 - 12.4 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 - 11.9 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 34.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - TRM
Front Tire Size
- TBD - P225/75R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P225/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - TRM
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - TBB
Rear Tire Size
- TBD - P225/75R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3710 3760
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 13.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
- TBD - ERB
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.6L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5300 285 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.72
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.61
Trans Order Code
- TBD - DEH
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- 2.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Jeep Wrangler
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Toe-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/anti-roll bar w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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
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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
-- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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