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Saab 9-3

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saab 9-3

With so many entry-level luxury car choices from Germany, Japan and America, it's easy to overlook the Swedish Saab 9-3. Once upon a time, it was a great match for buyers looking for a spacious, safe and comfortable automobile with a proven safety record and a distinctly modern attitude. Actually, for used buyers, that's still the case, but new car shoppers looking for an entry-level luxury sedan will find the 9-3 now noticeably behind the times. Though the unique and practical 9-3 hatchbacks were discontinued after the 2002 model year, the 9-3 family continues to be offered in multiple body styles: a four-door sedan, two-door convertible and four-door wagon, the latter called SportCombi. All utilize a small-displacement turbocharged engine that extracts decent power while salvaging respectable fuel economy.

Today's Saab 9-3 is sold in three body styles: sedan, SportCombi wagon and convertible. Each is broken into 2.0T and Aero trim levels, while the SportCombi is available in an additional all-wheel-drive trim known as 9-3X. Sedan and SportCombi models feel spacious, with low floors, upright windows and seating for five, though three in the rear seat can be tight. Legroom in particular is a sore spot. Convertible models have a rear seat for two adults of small-to-average size. Cargo room in all models is generous.

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saab 9-3 features and specs

Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
27 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
20 city
29 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
20 city
28 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
21 city
31 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
17 city
27 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeWagon
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
21 city
31 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeWagon
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
20 city
28 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeWagon
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
29 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
Type2dr Hatchback
PerceptionHatchback

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
26 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
Type4dr Hatchback
PerceptionHatchback

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
26 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
27 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
26 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
18 city
28 Highway
Engine2.8L 6 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
15 city
24 Highway
Engine2.8L 6 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
16 city
26 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
28 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
28 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
18 city
25 Highway
Engine2.8L 6 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
16 city
26 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
17 city
27 Highway
Engine2.8L 6 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
15 city
24 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeWagon
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
27 Highway
Engine2.8L 6 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeWagon
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
15 city
24 Highway
Engine2.8L 6 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeWagon
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
16 city
26 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
26 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
28 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
28 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
27 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
28 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeWagon
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
27 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
26 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
29 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
20 city
30 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
Type4dr Hatchback
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
20 city
30 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
17 city
25 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
Type4dr Hatchback
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
18 city
25 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
17 city
25 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
Type4dr Hatchback
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
18 city
25 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
27 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
28 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeWagon
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
27 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
27 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
29 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeWagon
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
29 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
18 city
25 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
Type2dr Hatchback
PerceptionHatchback

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
18 city
25 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
Type4dr Hatchback
PerceptionHatchback

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
18 city
25 Highway
Engine2.8L 6 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
16 city
24 Highway
Engine2.8L 6 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeWagon
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
16 city
24 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
19 city
28 Highway
Engine2.3L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
17 city
26 Highway
Engine2.3L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
Type2dr Hatchback
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
17 city
26 Highway
Engine2.3L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
Type4dr Hatchback
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
17 city
26 Highway
Engine2.3L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
TypeConvertible
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
18 city
27 Highway
Engine2.3L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
Type2dr Hatchback
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
17 city
24 Highway
Engine2.3L 4 cyl.
TransmissionMANUAL
Type4dr Hatchback
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
18 city
27 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeWagon
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
17 city
27 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeSedan
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
17 city
27 Highway
Engine2L 4 cyl.
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
TypeWagon
PerceptionLuxury

Gas mileage

EPA-Rated MPG
17 city
27 Highway
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