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2021 BMW 3 Series Hybrid
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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 Plug-in Hybrid
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
10.6 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
13.2 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 Plug-in Hybrid
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
180 hp @ 3800 rpm
241 hp @ 5200 rpm
220 hp @ 5300 rpm
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
N/A
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,039 lbs
3,715 lbs
3,710 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
28 MPG
25 MPG
25 MPG
City
N/A
21 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
N/A
31 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
10.6 gallons
17.4 gallons
16 gallons
Cruising Range City
N/A
365.4 miles
320 miles
Cruising Range Highway
N/A
539.4 miles
528 miles

Battery Range & Charge Times

Battery Size
12 kWh
N/A
N/A
Charge Time
10.9 Hrs Charge Time @ 110/120V, 3 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V
N/A
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
185.7 in
185.4 in
182.9 in
Height
56.9 in
56.5 in
57.1 in
Max Width
71.9 in
72.4 in
70.9 in
Front Width
62.2 in
62.2 in
60 in
Rear Width
61.8 in
62 in
59.3 in
Wheelbase
112.2 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 in
44.8 in
42.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
38.2 in
38.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
55.9 in
55.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
54.3 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.2 in
32.2 in
35.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.6 in
36.9 in
37 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.6 in
53.4 in
55.1 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
54 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³
10.8 ft³
15 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45HR18
P235/45VR18
N/A
Rear Tire
P225/45HR18
P235/45VR18
N/A
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Cloudburst Gray
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Grecian Water
  • Iridium
  • Matador Red Mica
N/A

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Build Out: 07/31/2020
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Grey Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic, Available: 07/01/2020
  • Portimao Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Glazed Caramel, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Rioja Red, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather-appointed seat trim
  • Parchment, Leather-appointed seat trim

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black w/Blue Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Orange Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Oyster Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
N/A
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Optional
Premium Sound System
Optional
Standard
Optional
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
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

Head-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Navigation System
Standard
Optional
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Optional
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
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
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Optional
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
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
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
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
Not Available
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
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
N/A
Hybrid/Electric Components
8 Years / 80,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited 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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