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2011 Saab 9-3 Sedan

Price Range: $28,900 - $38,115 | 17 MPG City - 27 MPG Highway

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2011 Saab 9-3 Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2011 Saab 9-3 Sedan

Saab is introducing all-wheel drive across its model lineup, and it certainly increases the desirability of the 9-3 sedan. The Saab 9-3 has very unique design and styling details when compared to other sport-sedan models, as well as a perky yet efficient turbo 4-cylinder engine. Steering and handling are also strong features of the 9-3. Finally, the 9-3 Convertible is an unusually strong entry in its segment today, with real seating space in back and a tight, quiet cabin setup.

What's new for 2011?

A significantly refreshed version of the 9-3 is due for the 2012 model year.

Model Strengths

  • Strong but fuel-efficient performance
  • excellent handling
  • solid feature list
  • standout convertible model

Model Review

The Saab 9-3 is offered in two different body styles--a sedan or convertible. No matter which 2011 Saab 9-3 model you choose, it's powered by a 210-horsepower, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. The engine itself is all-aluminum, and balance shafts help keep it smooth and refined. Most Saab 9-3 models are now offered in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive XWD models, and there's a choice between a 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic (6-speed auto only for the XWD).

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

Rollover Resistance

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Std
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
Rain Sensing Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Std


Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
Telematics Std
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2011 Saab 9-3 Sedan

4dr Sdn Auto Aero XWD


Engine Type 2.0L Turbocharged Gas I4
Horsepower 210 @ 5500 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 221 @ 2500 RPM


Fuel Capacity 16.0 gal
Fuel Economy 17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 432 miles


Rims 17 x 7.5 in.
Tires P225/50R17
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.9 in. / 42.3 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.0 in. / 35.1 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 15.0 cubic ft.


Wheelbase 105.3 in.
Curb Weight 3747 lb.
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2011 Saab 9-3 Sedan

4dr Sdn Auto Aero XWD


Air Conditioning Standard
Air Suspension Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Sunroof Standard
Telematics Standard
Black, Sport Leather Seat Trim Optional


Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Navigation System Optional


AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Audio System With Navigation, Am/fm Stereo With Cd Player And Dvd Optional