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2011 Saab 9-3 2011 Lexus CT Hybrid 2011 Acura TSX
     
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
FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid Premium
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual with Technology Package
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • V6 Automatic
  • V6 Automatic with Technology Package
 

Prices

MSRP $28,900 $29,120 $29,610
Invoice $28,178 $27,052 $27,634
Avg. Paid $12,946 $20,208 $18,938

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.4 8.4
Critics' Rating 7.6 8.0 8.4
Performance 7.9 7.4 7.6
Interior 7.4 7.4 8.2
Operating Cost 7.7 8.7 8.0
Safety 9.3 10.0 10.0
Reliability 3.5 4.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • A lot of trunk space
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Good safety ratings
  • Great fuel economy
  • Impressive list of standard features
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Class-leading safety and reliability scores
  • Well-equipped, high-quality interior
  • Best-in-class reliability and safety scores
  • Good fuel economy with the base engine
Cons
  • Underpowered engine
  • Back seat lacks legroom
  • Less interior tech than competitors
  • Lackluster performance
  • Bland interior styling
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Cramped back seat

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas/Electric I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 21 City / 31 Hwy 43 City / 40 Hwy 21 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.3 102.4 106.4
Length, Overall (in) 182.9 170.1 185.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 69.5 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 56.7 56.7

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
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3395 3130 3400

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
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
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
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
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver 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 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.4 86.0 94.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.9 37.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.1 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 54.0 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.1 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.0 37.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 32.9 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 52.6 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.8 54.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.0 14.0

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory 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 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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.8L/110 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 210 @ 5500 134 Combined 201 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 221 @ 2500 - TBD - 172 @ 4300
Transmission Manual Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Turning diameter 37.4 34.2 36.7

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 43 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 40 29 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 11.9 18.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard