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2009 Saab 9-3 2009 Volvo C30 2009 Volvo S40
     
Aero Sport Sedan
  • 2.0T Sport Sedan - Touring
  • 2.0T Sport Sedan - Comfort
  • 2.0T Sport Sedan - XWD
  • 2.0T Sport Sedan - Sport
  • 2.0T Convertible - Touring
  • Aero Sport Sedan
  • 2.0T Convertible - Comfort
  • 2.0T Convertible - Sport
  • Aero Convertible
2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Man w/Sunroof
  • 2dr Cpe Auto
  • 2dr Cpe Auto w/Sunroof
  • 2dr Cpe Man R-Design
  • 2dr Cpe Man R-Design w/Sunroof
  • 2dr Cpe Auto R-Design
  • 2dr Cpe Auto R-Design w/Sunroof
4dr Sdn 2.4L FWD
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L FWD
  • 4dr Sdn 2.5T R-Design FWD
  • 4dr Sdn 2.5T R-Design AWD

Prices

MSRP $43,605 $23,800 $28,550
Invoice $41,556 $22,372 $26,837
Avg. Paid $15,936 $13,591 $12,565

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 7.8 7.8
Critics' Rating 8.3 8.1 8.1
Performance 8.3 7.9 7.6
Interior 7.6 7.9 7.8
Operating Cost 7.5 N/A N/A
Safety 8.9 10.0 8.9
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sedan and convertible have impressive trunk space
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Powerful engines
  • Good reliability for the class
  • Attention-grabbing exterior
  • Good fuel economy ratings
  • Outstanding safety score
  • Good reliability rating for the class
  • Good cargo space
  • Best reliability score in the class
  • Available all-wheel drive
Cons
  • Back seat needs more legroom
  • Some cheap interior plastics
  • Not as spacious as other hatchbacks
  • Not as fast or agile as the competition
  • Hard-to-use interior controls

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged V6 2.8L/170 I5 Turbo 2.5L/154 Gas I5 2.4L/149
MPG 15 City / 24 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy 20 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.3 103.9 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 182.9 167.4 176.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 70.2 69.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 57.0 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3770 3201 3273

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Optional Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Optional Optional
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.4 89 92
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.2 38.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.6 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 54.7 55.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.8 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 34.2 34.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 51.3 54.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 45.1 50.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 20.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.0 12.6

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Optional
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Standard Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
ABS Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged V6 I5 Turbo Gas I5
Displacement 2.8L/170 2.5L/154 2.4L/149
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 280 @ 5000 227 @ 5000 168 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 262 @ 1900 236 @ 1500 - 5000 170 @ 4400
Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic,
Turning diameter 39.0 38.1 34.9

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 28 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 15.9 15.9

Suspension

Air Suspension Standard
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Optional Standard