2011 Saab 9-3  -  $29,725


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $29,725
Base Invoice: $29,133
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn FWD *Ltd Avail*
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 21 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 4dr Sdn FWD *Ltd Avail*
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 N-m] @ 2500-4000 rpm)

Pros

Strong but fuel-efficient performance; excellent handling; solid feature list; standout convertible model


Value Writeup

Saab is introducing all-wheel drive across its model lineup, and it certainly increases the desirability of the 9-3 sedan. The Saab 9-3 has very unique design and styling details when compared to other sport-sedan models, as well as a perky yet efficient turbo 4-cylinder engine. Steering and handling are also strong features of the 9-3. Finally, the 9-3 Convertible is an unusually strong entry in its segment today, with real seating space in back and a tight, quiet cabin setup.


Model Highlights

The Saab 9-3 is offered in two different body styles--a sedan or convertible. No matter which 2011 Saab 9-3 model you choose, it's powered by a 210-horsepower, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. The engine itself is all-aluminum, and balance shafts help keep it smooth and refined. Most Saab 9-3 models are now offered in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive XWD models, and there's a choice between a 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic (6-speed auto only for the XWD).

In addition to a Haldex all-wheel drive system with multi-plate clutch, 9-3 XWD models add self-leveling shocks and ventilated rear disc brakes. Their Sentronic transmission has a manual-shift mode that allows the driver to command an upshift or downshift.

The 9-3 Convertible is a true 4-person drop-top, with enough space in back for two adults and a nice, tight-fitting top. Other 9-3 models have space for five, though backseat legroom isn't quite on par with most mid-size sedans. The interior is in most iterations quite dark, yet tastefully designed, and the instrument panel has a sporty cockpit design that arcs slightly around the driver.

Standard 9-3 models come about as well equipped as any entry-luxury European cars, with standard rain-sensing wipers, fog lamps, leather upholstery, power front seats, remote keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control and a cooled glovebox. Top Aero models upgrade to black leather sport bucket seats, carbon-fiber interior trim, chrome exhaust tips, other exterior upgrades, a limited-slip differential, a remote garage-door opener, Bluetooth connectivity, and a Bose Centerpoint premium audio system. A DVD-based navigation system is also on offer, along with an Aero Premium Package that adds memory seat settings, rear park assist, heated side mirrors, and folding, light-sensitive mirrors.

The 9-3 also lives up to Saab's reputation for safety, with active front head restraints, electronic stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, front side airbags, and side-curtain airbags for outboard occupants.


Model News

A significantly refreshed version of the 9-3 is due for the 2012 model year.

For 2011, the turbocharged V6 models of the 9-3 have been discontinued--as has the SportCombi wagon--while Saab's turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which now powers the entire model line, has received new direct-injection technology.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
336.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
496.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LK9

Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/122

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

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

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
70.9 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
3395 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

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)
2.75

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 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
16.0 gal

Warranty Note
<<< Saab Cars North America suspended warranties on all models on December 19, 2011.>>>

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
11V015000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 17, 2011

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Potential Number of Units Affected
4,400

Summary
SAAB IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 2010 THROUGH OCTOBER 2010. CERTAIN FUEL PUMPS INSTALLED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MAY HAVE INTERNAL COMPONENTS WITH INCORRECT SPECIFICATIONS.

Consequence
THE SUBJECT FUEL PUMPS CAN SEIZE CAUSING THE ENGINE TO STALL WHICH INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.

SAAB WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 18, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

SAAB'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 15029. 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 crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
12.1%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Engine, 2.0L DOHC MPFI 4-cylinder, turbocharged (210 HP [156.6 kW] @ 5500 rpm, 221 lb. ft. [298.4 N-m] @ 2500-4000 rpm)

Transmission, manual, 6-speed

Front wheel drive

Battery, maintenance free

Alternator, 120 amps

Chassis, standard

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) 5-spoke twin, alloy (Included with (QYS) P215/55HR16 97H all-season tires.)

Tires, P215/55HR16 97H all-season

Wheel and tire, spare, compact

Headlamps, halogen

Fog lamp surround, Black

Fog lamp, rear

Turn signals, side-mounted indicator lamps

Glass, tinted and heat absorbent

Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable

Wipers, front rain-sensing

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

Antenna, combined OnStar/XM Satellite Radio roof-mounted

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

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 child's 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 in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner's 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 outboard occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

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

Emergency trunk release handle

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

Head restraints, active, front seats

 
PREP & HANDLING FEE
$0

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW MEXICO, 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

 
WHEELS, 16" X 6.5" (40.6 CM X 16.5 CM) 5-SPOKE TWIN, ALLOY
$0

 
WHEELS, 17" X 7.5" (43.2 CM X 19.1 CM) 5-SPOKE, ALLOY
$750

 
TIRES, P215/55HR16 97H ALL-SEASON
$0

 
TIRES, P235/45VR17 ALL-SEASON
$0

 
ARCTIC WHITE
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
LASER RED
$0

 
NOCTURNE BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
JET BLACK METALLIC
$550

 
CARBON GRAY METALLIC
$550

 
DIAMOND SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
JAVA 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

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH 6-DISC CD CHANGER
$0

 
COMFORT PACKAGE
$1,095

 
PREFERRED COMBINATION PACKAGE
$1,500

 
MOONROOF, POWER SLIDE/TILT
$1,200

 
HEADLAMP WASHERS, HIGH-PRESSURE
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, BOSE CENTERPOINT SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
$1,095

 
XM RADIO
$0

 
BLUETOOTH FOR PHONE
$0

 
SEATS, HEATED DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER
$0

 
SEAT ADJUSTER, FRONT PASSENGER 8-WAY POWER
$0

 
HEADREST, REAR CENTER
$0

 
WINDOWS, POWER EXPRESS-UP
$0

 
UNIVERSAL HOME REMOTE
$0

 
MIRROR, INSIDE REARVIEW AUTO-DIMMING WITH COMPASS
$0

 
ONSTAR, 1-YEAR OF SAFE AND SOUND PLAN.
$750

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0


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