Compare 2010 Volvo C70 vs 2010 Saab 9-3

2010 Volvo C70
2010 Saab 9-3
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2-Door Convertible Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 28 $37,600 $40,000
2-Door Convertible Manual 20 28 $37,600 $40,000
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,600
$27,888
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,000
$28,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$482 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Part coupe and part convertible, the 2010 Volvo C70 is a bit plain on the outside, but offers a clean, well-turned interior and a strong overall package.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84 93.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.0 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
41.5 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 182.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.3 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 15.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.9 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)
12.6 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 16
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR17 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYS
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N65
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR17 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYS
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3627 3230
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 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)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/154 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 210 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I5 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 4800 221 @ 2500 - 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.37
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA MM3
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.71
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo C70 Saab 9-3
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 7.8

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