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Acura TLX
2021 Acura TLX
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2021 Lexus IS
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Saab 9-3 Sedan
2012 Saab 9-3 Sedan
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Overview

Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
13.5 ft³
Trunk Volume
10.8 ft³
Trunk Volume
15 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
272 hp @ 6500 rpm
241 hp @ 5200 rpm
220 hp @ 5300 rpm
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,709 lbs
3,715 lbs
3,710 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
25 MPG
25 MPG
25 MPG
City
22 MPG
21 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
31 MPG
31 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 Tons/yr
7.1 Tons/yr
7.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
17.4 gallons
16 gallons
Cruising Range City
349.8 miles
365.4 miles
320 miles
Cruising Range Highway
492.9 miles
539.4 miles
528 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
194.6 in
185.4 in
182.9 in
Height
56.4 in
56.5 in
57.1 in
Max Width
75.2 in
72.4 in
70.9 in
Front Width
64 in
62.2 in
60 in
Rear Width
64.6 in
62 in
59.3 in
Wheelbase
113 in
110.2 in
105.3 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.5 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.5 in
44.8 in
42.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
37.2 in
38.2 in
38.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.2 in
55.9 in
55.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55.8 in
54.3 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
34.9 in
32.2 in
35.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.3 in
36.9 in
37 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55 in
53.4 in
55.1 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
54.6 in
54 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
13.5 ft³
10.8 ft³
15 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
40.1 ft
34.2 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 8.5"
17" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 8.5"
17" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Independent

Tires

Front Tire
P235/50VR18
P235/45VR18
N/A
Rear Tire
P235/50VR18
P235/45VR18
N/A
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Cloudburst Gray
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Grecian Water
  • Iridium
  • Matador Red Mica
N/A

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
  • Parchment, Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Glazed Caramel, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Rioja Red, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather-appointed seat trim
  • Parchment, Leather-appointed seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Optional
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Optional
Optional

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Optional
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Optional
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Optional
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Navigation from Telematics
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Optional

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Maintenance
N/A
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
N/A
Warranty Note
N/A
N/A
Saab Cars North America suspended warranties on all models on December 19, 2011.
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