2009 Saab 9-3  -  $31,135


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $31,135
Base Invoice: $29,708
Destination Charge: $775
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 2.0T Touring
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 19 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 2.0T Sport Sedan - Touring
Transmission: Transmission, manual, 6-speed
Engine: Engine, 2.0L DOHC MPFI 4-cylinder, turbocharged (210 HP [156.6 kW] @ 5500 rpm, 221 lb. ft. [298.4 Nm] @ 2500 rpm)

Pros

A body style for everyone: sedan, wagon, convertible; high performance from the Aero versions; all-wheel drive available on all models


Model Highlights

The Saab 9-3 comes in three body styles: Sport sedan, SportCombi (wagon), and convertible. All three are available in base trim, with an inline 4-cylinder 2.0L turbo engine that turns out 210 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque, or Aero, with a V6 2.8L turbo engine making 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, plus standard all-wheel drive. A 6-speed manual comes standard on the base model, with an optional 5-speed automatic as an option. The other models come with a 5- or 6-speed automatic transmission, with a manual transmission optional for sportier driving.

The engine and transmission combos give the 9-3 respectable gas mileage. The V6 Aero SportCombi achieves 15 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. The 4-cylinder 2.0T sedan with 6-speed manual gets 19 mpg city, 29 mpg highway.

All three body styles are available in Touring, Comfort and Aero trims. The sedan and wagon also have an XWD trim level with all-wheel drive. The Touring trim gets the 6-speed auto plus most of the standard-yet-luxurious features found in the 9-3: 8-way power driver's seat, side window demisters, cabin air filter, cooled glove box. All 9-3s also feature traction control, electronic stability and electronic brake-force distribution.

The Comfort trim adds the 5-speed auto, 17" alloy wheels, headlamp washers, heated front seats, and remote opening for windows and moonroof. The XWD trim gives you dual all-wheel drive, 6-speed auto transmission, bright-finish tailpipes and red walnut interior trim.

The loaded Aero trim comes with everything you see here, plus the 6-cylinder 2.8L turbo engine, 6-speed auto, all-wheel drive, electronic limited-slip differential, lowered sport-tuned chassis, Bose surround sound stereo, and Saab Parking Assistance.

The convertible has a Sport trim that adds standard rear spoiler, fog lamps, two-tone upholstery, a lowered sport-tuned chassis, a ten-speaker audio system and Saab Parking Assistance. It also has a Special Edition package not available on the other body styles that includes special metallic paint colors, carbon fiber-effect interior trim, dual exhaust and 17" alloys.

The Saab 9-3 has a long list of standard safety features on all variations, including OnStar. It also has Saab Active Head Restraints, adaptive front airbags, head and torso side airbags, daytime running lamps and tire-pressure monitoring.


Model News

The Saab 9-3 got an overall freshening for 2008, so there were only minor improvements for 2009. Aero wagons and sedans now come with standard all-wheel drive (it's an option with the base 2.0L turbo engine). Bluetooth connectivity is standard for all variants. The Turbo X sedan and wagon were dropped for the current model year.


Value Writeup

The 9-3 is in the luxury sedan category, and is priced accordingly, with the base 2.0T sedan starting around $30,000 and the top-of-the-line 2.8L turbo Aero convertible coming in around $50,000. Saab fans will appreciate the more aggressive exterior styling and, of course, the quirky Saab interior touches, like the key in the console and honeycomb air vents.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
311.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
475.60 mi

Engine Type
Turbocharged I4

Displacement
2.0L/121

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2500

Trans Order Code
MM3

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
93.4 ft³

Front Head Room
38.9 in

Front Leg Room
42.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.3 in

Second Head Room
37.0 in

Second Leg Room
35.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.1 in

Wheelbase
105.3 in

Length, Overall
182.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.0 in

Height, Overall
57.1 in

Track Width, Front
60.0 in

Track Width, Rear
59.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.9 in

Trunk Volume
15.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3210 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson

Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Order Code
QYS

Rear Tire Order Code
QYS

Spare Tire Order Code
N65

Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16

Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.97

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.9 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.4 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
10

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11E009000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 23, 2011

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Potential Number of Units Affected
4,887

Summary
TI AUTOMOTIVE IS RECALLING CERTAIN FUEL PUMPS, PART NUMBERS TU456 AND TU303, SOLD UNDER VARIOUS BRAND NAMES AS AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP MAY SEIZE, STOPPING THE FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE CREATING A STALLING CONDITION.

Consequence
A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE IN USE.

TI AUTOMOTIVE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL REPLACE ANY DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP WITH A NEW OR REWORKED FUEL PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TI AUTOMOTIVE AT 1-989-673-5536.

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT FUEL PUMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V063000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 03, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
113,716

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 Saab 9-3 vehicles manufactured May 31, 2002, to February 15, 2011, 2006-2009 Saab 9-5 vehicles manufactured June 7, 2005, to May 28, 2009, and 2008-2009 Saturn Astra vehicles manufactured April 11, 2007, to July 24, 2008. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator on Saab 9-3 and 9-5 vehicles and will replace the driver's frontal airbag module on Saturn Astra vehicles, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Owners were notified of the recall on March 23, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Saab customer service at 1-800-955-9007 or Saturn customer service at 1-800-553-6000. GM's number for this recall is 28810.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

Engine, 2.0L DOHC MPFI 4-cylinder, turbocharged (210 HP [156.6 kW] @ 5500 rpm, 221 lb. ft. [298.4 Nm] @ 2500 rpm)

Transmission, manual, 6-speed

Front wheel drive

Battery, maintenance free, 70AH

Alternator, 120 amps

Suspension, front, MacPherson strut type with gas shock absorbers, anti-roll bar and hydroformed sub-frame

Suspension, rear independent, four-link with toe-link, coil springs, gas shock absorbers, anti-roll bar, sub-frame and 'Re-Axs' passive rear-wheel steering system

Steering, power assisted rack and pinion

Brakes, 4-wheel disc with ventilated front

Wheels, 16" x 6.5" (40.6 cm x 16.5 cm) 14-spoke, alloy

Tires, P215/55HR16 97H all-season, blackwall

Wheel and tire, spare, compact

Moonroof, not desired

Headlamps, halogen

Fog lamp, rear

Turn signals, side-mounted indicator lamps

Glass, tinted and heat absorbent

Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable

Wipers, front rain-sensing

Windshield washers, 6-jet, high pressure

Door handles, body-color, exterior

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack

Audio system feature, 7-speaker system

XM Radio. XM Radio includes 3 trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels from Rock to Jazz, Country to Classical, Latin Pop to Hip Hop, and virtually everything in between, all in amazing digital sound. Turn on your favorite Sports with every Major League Baseball game from Opening Day until the World Series, NHL Hockey, the PGA TOUR and college football and basketball. Plus XM brings you the biggest names in news and talk, outrageous comedy, award-winning family programming -- wherever you go from coast to coast. Exclusive live concerts, Oprah and Friends, Radio Disney, and so much more. Find what turns you on (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. Visit gm.xmradio.com for more details.)

Antenna, rear

Antenna, integral in rear glass

Antenna, combined OnStar/XM Satellite Radio roof-mounted

Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)

Seats, front leather-appointed buckets

Seat trim, leather-appointed upholstery

Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power

Seat adjuster, driver 2-way lumbar

Seat, rear, 60/40 split-folding with armrest and dual cupholders

Armrest, rear center with pass-through opening

Headrests, rear, outboard seats, adjustable

Console, front center armrest with coin holder and cupholder

Floor mats, carpeted front and rear

Steering column, adjustable tilt/telescoping

Steering wheel, sport, perforated leather-wrapped

Steering wheel, mounted audio controls

Instrumentation, analog includes speedometer, tachometer, boost gauge, fuel level, engine temperature and digital odometer with trip meter

Driver Information Center includes, trip computer, outside temperature, fuel consumption, distance to empty, average speed, speed warning and driver warning messages

Profiler, menu system for individual settings

Trim, metallic-rimmed gauges

Windows, power with driver and front passenger express-down

Lock control, central with remote keyless entry

Remote Keyless Entry

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm with engine immobilizer

Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual temperature settings for front passengers and rear seat air outlets

Air filter, cabin

Defogger, rear-window, electric

Defogger, front, side-window

Glovebox, cooled and illuminated

Trim, wood-effect decor on the glovebox

Cup holder, front folding in instrument panel

Cup holders, 2 in the second row

Power outlets, 2 - 12-volt

Trim, wood-effect decor on the doors

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

Visors, driver and front passenger with dual illuminated vanity mirrors

Assist handles, front and rear outboard includes jacket hook on rear handles

Lighting, interior includes delay-off feature, overhead map, footwell and remote "halo"

Lighting, interior with rear reading

Trunk illumination

Trim, wood-effect decor on the gear lever surround

Cargo anchorage loops, in the trunk

Brakes, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock

Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

Traction control system (TCS)

Clutch pedal with starter interlock (Included with (MM3) 6-speed manual transmission.)

Side impact protection pendulum B-pillar structure

Daytime running lamps

Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Air bags, side curtain for outboard seats and side torso for the front seats (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Crash Notification, Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, a link to all Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling and Remote Horn and Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details. For a list of vehicles with Automatic Crash Notification visit onstar.com.)

Safety belts, 3-point, front

Safety belts, 3-point, all rear seating positions

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren) for child safety seats

Child Safety Locks, rear doors

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Does not monitor spare tire.)

Head restraints, active, front seats

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
ENGINE, 2.0L DOHC MPFI 4-CYLINDER, TURBOCHARGED
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, MANUAL, 6-SPEED
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, AUTOMATIC, SENTRONIC
$1,350

 
1SA PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
TITAN GRAY METALLIC
$550

 
LASER RED
$0

 
FUSION BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
JET BLACK METALLIC
$550

 
POLAR WHITE
$0

 
ICE BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
CARBON GRAY METALLIC
$550

 
GLASS GRAY METALLIC
$550

 
PEPPER GREEN METALLIC
$550

 
SNOW SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
NOCTURNE BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT LEATHER-APPOINTED BUCKETS
$0

 
PARCHMENT, LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER
$0

 
COLD WEATHER PACKAGE
$550

 
HEADLAMP WASHERS, HIGH-PRESSURE
$0

 
SEATS, HEATED DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER
$0

 
HEADREST, REAR CENTER
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

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