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Saab 9-3 Sedan
2012 Saab 9-3 Sedan
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
17 ft³
Trunk Volume
15 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5000 rpm
220 hp @ 5300 rpm
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1550 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
N/A
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Independent

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45HR18
N/A
Rear Tire
P225/45HR18
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
30 MPG
25 MPG
City
26 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 Tons/yr
7.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
16 gallons
Cruising Range City
405.6 miles
320 miles
Cruising Range Highway
561.6 miles
528 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
185.7 in
182.9 in
Height
56.8 in
57.1 in
Max Width
71.9 in
70.9 in
Front Width
62.3 in
60 in
Rear Width
62.9 in
59.3 in
Wheelbase
112.2 in
105.3 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
42.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
38.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
55.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.2 in
35.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.6 in
37 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.6 in
55.1 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,582 lbs
3,710 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
17 ft³
15 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
N/A

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Portimao Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, Leather-appointed seat trim
  • Parchment, Leather-appointed seat trim

Optional Interior Materials

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

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Warranty Note
N/A
Saab Cars North America suspended warranties on all models on December 19, 2011.