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2015 Lexus IS Convertible
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Saab 9-3 Convertible
2012 Saab 9-3 Convertible
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Overview

Engine
2.5L V6 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16 gallons
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
2.4 ft³
Trunk Volume
12.4 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5L V6 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
204 hp @ 6400 rpm
220 hp @ 5300 rpm
Torque
185 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
N/A
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,816 lbs
3,710 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
25 MPG
City
21 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
30 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
17.2 gallons
16 gallons
Cruising Range City
361.2 miles
320 miles
Cruising Range Highway
516 miles
528 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
182.5 in
182.9 in
Height
55.7 in
56.6 in
Max Width
70.9 in
70.1 in
Front Width
60.4 in
60 in
Rear Width
60.4 in
59.3 in
Wheelbase
107.5 in
105.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.1 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
44.1 in
41.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.3 in
38 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.2 in
56 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.3 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
25.9 in
31.9 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.1 in
37 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
44.7 in
44.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
43.3 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
2.4 ft³
12.4 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
17" x 8"
17" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 8"
17" x 7.5"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45VR17
N/A
Rear Tire
P245/45VR17
N/A
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Deep Sea Mica
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Obsidian
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Starfire Pearl
  • Ultra White
  • Ultrasonic Blue
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Alabaster, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • F-Sport Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Light Gray, Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Red, Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Saddle, Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather-appointed seat trim
  • Parchment, Leather-appointed seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Optional
Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
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
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Optional
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Optional
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Corrosion
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance
1 Years / 10,000 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.