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2011 Saab 9-3 2011 Acura TSX 2011 Volvo S40
     
4dr Sdn Manual FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Manual FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Auto FWD
  • 4dr Wgn Manual FWD
  • 4dr Wgn Auto FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Manual XWD
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XWD
  • 4dr Sdn Manual Aero FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Auto Aero FWD
  • 4dr Wgn Manual 9-3X XWD
  • 4dr Wgn Auto 9-3X XWD
  • 4dr Wgn Manual Aero FWD
  • 4dr Wgn Auto Aero FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Manual Aero XWD
  • 4dr Sdn Auto Aero XWD
  • 2dr Conv Manual FWD
  • 2dr Conv Auto FWD
  • 2dr Conv Aero FWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr Conv Manual Aero FWD
  • 2dr Conv Auto Aero FWD
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual with Technology Package
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • V6 Automatic
  • V6 Automatic with Technology Package
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn w/Moonroof
  • 4dr Sdn R-Design w/Moonroof

Prices

MSRP $28,900 $29,610 $27,750
Invoice $28,178 $27,634 $26,085
Avg. Paid $12,946 $18,938 $15,199

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.4 7.7
Critics' Rating 7.6 8.4 8.1
Performance 7.9 7.6 7.6
Interior 7.4 8.2 7.8
Operating Cost 7.7 8.0 8.0
Safety 9.3 10.0 8.7
Reliability 3.5 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • A lot of trunk space
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Good safety ratings
  • Well-equipped, high-quality interior
  • Best-in-class reliability and safety scores
  • Good fuel economy with the base engine
  • Good gas mileage
  • Comfortable front seats
Cons
  • Underpowered engine
  • Back seat lacks legroom
  • Less interior tech than competitors
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Cramped back seat
  • Less cargo space than competitors
  • Tight second-row seats
  • Not as sporty as some rivals

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Turbocharged Gas I5 2.5L/154
MPG 21 City / 31 Hwy 21 City / 29 Hwy 21 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.3 106.4 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 182.9 185.6 176.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 72.4 69.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 56.7 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3395 3400 3363

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
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 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.4 94.5 92
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 37.6 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.4 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.8 55.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.6 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.0 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 34.3 34.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56.1 54.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.2 50.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.0 14.0 12.6

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch 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
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 Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I5
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.4L/144 2.5L/154
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 210 @ 5500 201 @ 7000 227 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 221 @ 2500 172 @ 4300 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Transmission Manual Manual Automatic,
Turning diameter 37.4 36.7 34.9

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21 (Est) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29 (Est) 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 18.5 15.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-link

Transmission

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