2008 Saab 9-3 Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · 7 Total Speakers · 150 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.1 · Front brake width: 0.98 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.9 · Rear brake width: 0.47 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with pass-thru · Center console trim: simulated wood · Door trim: simulated wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: wood · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front, rear · Refrigerated storage · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Headlights: auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.0 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $28,080 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.0L 210 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
29MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$28,080
Invoice$26,619

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
29MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.0L 210 hp I4
Power 210 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 221 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.4 gal
Front Legroom42.3 in
Back Legroom35.1 in
Wheelbase105.3 in
Length182.5 in
Width69 in
Height56.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15 cu ft
The Saab 9-3 2.0T receives an exterior makeover for 2008, with a more streamlined nose, a more prominent grille, and iceblock-inspired taillights. The 2.0T also comes equipped with a nu... Read More
The Saab 9-3 2.0T receives an exterior makeover for 2008, with a more streamlined nose, a more prominent grille, and iceblock-inspired taillights. The 2.0T also comes equipped with a number of new standard features, including a tire-pressure monitoring system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, XM satellite radio, a year of OnStar, and 16-inch, 14-spoke alloy wheels.
The "T" in 2.0T stands for turbocharged, and in this case a 207-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine powers the front-wheel-drive car. The engine links to a full synchromesh six-speed manual transmission with a hydraulically activated clutch or an optional Sentronic automatic transmission with a manual shifting mode.
Other standard features for the 2008 9-3 2.0T include leather seats with a power-adjustable driver's seat, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, woodgrain trim, automatic climate control, antilock brakes, traction control, and an electronic stability system.
Later in the model year, Saab will also add an optional electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system, called XWD, or cross-wheel drive.
Test drivers and reviewers have noted that while the Saab 9-3 2.0T has a comfortable, well-appointed cabin, it still lacks in areas such as the suspension, steering, and overall handling, especially when compared to some competitive sport sedans. However, stability and handling greatly improve with the addition of the new XWD system, according to some reviewers.
Adds to 2.0T:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 2 subwoofers · 11 Total Speakers · 260 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.4 · Rear brake width: .98 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with pass-thru · Center console trim: alloy · Door trim: alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather, alloy
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front, rear · Refrigerated storage · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55
Engine Alternator: 155 amps
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Multi-functional information center · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, cornering, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.0 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $35,215 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.8L 255 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$35,215
Invoice$33,383

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
26MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.8L 255 hp V6
Power 255 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 258 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.4 gal
Front Legroom42.3 in
Back Legroom35.1 in
Wheelbase105.3 in
Length182.5 in
Width69 in
Height56.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15 cu ft
The Saab 9-3 Aero sport sedan receives an exterior design refresh for 2008, with a more prominent grille, iceblock-inspired taillights, and an overwrap (raised) hood. The Aero also come... Read More
The Saab 9-3 Aero sport sedan receives an exterior design refresh for 2008, with a more prominent grille, iceblock-inspired taillights, and an overwrap (raised) hood. The Aero also comes equipped with a number of new standard features, including a tire-pressure monitoring system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, XM satellite radio, a year of OnStar, and 16-inch, 14-spoke alloy wheels.
A 252-horsepower, 2.8-liter turbocharged V6 engine powers the front-wheel-drive Aero. The engine links to a full synchromesh six-speed manual transmission with a hydraulically activated clutch, or an optional Sentronic six-speed automatic transmission with a manual shifting mode.
The 2008 9-3 Aero rides on a sport-tuned chassis and comes equipped with leather-appointed sport seats and a leather-trimmed Aero sport steering wheel with aluminum accents. Other standard features for the 2008 9-3 Aero include a cooled glove box, interior metallic trim, automatic climate control, antilock brakes, traction control, daytime running lights, and an electronic stability system.
Later in the model year, Saab will also add an optional electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system, called XWD, or cross-wheel drive.
Test drivers and reviewers have noted that while the Saab 9-3 Aero has a more aerodynamic exterior appearance and a comfortable, well-appointed cabin, it still lacks in areas such as the suspension, steering, and overall handling, especially when compared to some of its sport sedan competition. However, stability and handling greatly improve with the addition of the new XWD system, according to some reviewers.
Adds to 2.0T:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front, front with head protection chambers
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · 7 Total Speakers · 150 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.1 · Front brake width: 0.98 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.9 · Rear brake width: 0.47 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: simulated wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: wood · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Refrigerated storage · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Headlights: auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Convertible rear window: glass · Convertible roof: power
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Rollover Protection System
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.0 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $39,590 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 2.0L 210 hp I4
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$39,590
Invoice$37,531

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.0L 210 hp I4
Power 210 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 221 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.4 gal
Front Legroom41.4 in
Back Legroom32.3 in
Wheelbase105.3 in
Length182.4 in
Width69.3 in
Height56.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume12.4 cu ft
The Saab 9-3 2.0T Convertible receives a sleek design refresh for 2008, which includes a more prominent grille, iceblock-inspired taillights, and an overwrap (raised) hood. In addition,... Read More
The Saab 9-3 2.0T Convertible receives a sleek design refresh for 2008, which includes a more prominent grille, iceblock-inspired taillights, and an overwrap (raised) hood. In addition, the operation of the 2.0T's powered soft convertible top has been simplified and includes remote-control opening and express-close windows.
The 9-3 2.0T Convertible also comes equipped with a number of new standard features, including a tire-pressure monitoring system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, XM satellite radio, a year of OnStar, and 16-inch, 14-spoke alloy wheels.
A 207-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine powers the front-wheel-drive convertible. The engine links to a full synchromesh six-speed manual transmission with a hydraulically activated clutch, or an optional Sentronic automatic transmission with a manual shifting mode.
Other standard features for the 2008 9-3 2.0T Convertible include leather seats with a power-adjustable driver's seat, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, woodgrain trim, automatic climate control, antilock brakes, traction control, and an electronic stability system.
Later in the model year, Saab will also add an optional electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system, called XWD, or cross-wheel drive.
Test drivers and reviewers have noted that while the Saab 9-3 2.0T Convertible has a sleek new exterior design and a comfortable, well-appointed cabin, it still lacks in areas such as the suspension, steering, and overall handling, especially when compared to some of its competition. However, stability and handling greatly improve with the addition of the new XWD system, according to some reviewers.
Adds to 2.0T:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 2 subwoofers · 11 Total Speakers · 260 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.6 · Front brake width: 1.18 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.5 · Rear brake width: 0.8 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with pass-thru · Center console trim: alloy · Door trim: alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather, alloy
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front, rear · Refrigerated storage · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.55
Engine Alternator: 155 amps
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Multi-functional information center · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, cornering, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.0 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $41,765 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.8L 280 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$41,765
Invoice$39,802

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.8L 280 hp V6
Power 280 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 1,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.4 gal
Front Legroom42.3 in
Back Legroom35.1 in
Wheelbase105.3 in
Length182.5 in
Width69 in
Height56.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15 cu ft
Turbo X SportCombi
Original MSRP: $42,565
Adds to 2.0T:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · 11 Total Speakers · 260 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.6 · Front brake width: 1.18 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.5 · Rear brake width: 0.8 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with pass-thru · Center console trim: alloy · Door trim: alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather, alloy
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front, rear · Refrigerated storage · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, cargo net, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.55
Engine Alternator: 155 amps
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Multi-functional information center · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, cornering, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.0 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $42,565 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.8L 280 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$42,565
Invoice$40,564

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.8L 280 hp V6
Power 280 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 1,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.4 gal
Front Legroom42.3 in
Back Legroom35.1 in
Wheelbase105.3 in
Length183.2 in
Width69.4 in
Height60.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume29.7 cu ft
Aero Convertible
Average Price:$10,086
Adds to 2.0T:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front, front with head protection chambers
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · 10 Total Speakers · 300 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.4 · Rear brake width: .98 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: alloy · Door trim: alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather, alloy
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Refrigerated storage · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55
Engine Alternator: 155 amps
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, cornering, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Convertible rear window: glass · Convertible roof: power
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Rollover Protection System
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.0 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $45,640 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 2.8L 255 hp V6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$45,640
Invoice$43,266

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
26MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.8L 255 hp V6
Power 255 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 258 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.4 gal
Front Legroom41.4 in
Back Legroom32.3 in
Wheelbase105.3 in
Length182.4 in
Width69.3 in
Height56.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume12.4 cu ft
The Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible sports a sleek new exterior design for 2008, which includes a more prominent grille, iceblock-inspired taillights, and an overwrap (raised) hood. In additi... Read More
The Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible sports a sleek new exterior design for 2008, which includes a more prominent grille, iceblock-inspired taillights, and an overwrap (raised) hood. In addition, the Aero's power soft convertible top has been equipped with a simplified operation, which includes remote control opening and express-close windows.
The 9-3 Aero Convertible also comes equipped with a number of new standard features for 2008, including a tire-pressure monitoring system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, XM satellite radio, a year of OnStar, and 16-inch, 14-spoke alloy wheels.
A 252-horsepower, 2.8-liter turbocharged V6 engine powers the front-wheel-drive Aero convertible. The engine links to a full synchromesh six-speed manual transmission with a hydraulically activated clutch, or an optional six-speed Sentronic automatic transmission with a manual shifting mode.
The 2008 9-3 Aero Convertible rides on a sport-tuned chassis and comes equipped with leather-appointed sport seats and a leather-trimmed Aero sport steering wheel with aluminum accents. Other standard features for the 2008 9-3 Aero Convertible include a cooled glove box, metallic trim, automatic climate control, antilock brakes, traction control, daytime running lights, and an electronic stability system.
Later in the model year, Saab will also add an optional electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system, called XWD, or cross-wheel drive.
Test drivers and reviewers have noted that while the Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible has a sleek new exterior design and a comfortable, well-appointed cabin, it still lacks in areas such as the suspension, steering, and overall handling, especially when compared to some of its competition. However, stability and handling greatly improve with the addition of the new XWD system, according to some reviewers.
Adds to 2.0T:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 2 subwoofers · 11 Total Speakers · 260 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.4 · Rear brake width: .98 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with pass-thru · Center console trim: alloy · Door trim: alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather, alloy
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front, rear · Refrigerated storage · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.55
Engine Alternator: 155 amps
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Multi-functional information center · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, cornering, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.0 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price --
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.8L 280 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.8L 280 hp V6
Power 280 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 1,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.4 gal
Front Legroom42.3 in
Back Legroom35.1 in
Wheelbase105.3 in
Length182.5 in
Width69 in
Height56.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15 cu ft