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2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
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2022 BMW 3 Series
330i RWD
MSRP
$41,450
Invoice
$39,050
Average Price Paid
$41,450
471 listings nationwide

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2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
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330i RWD
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2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,340
2022 BMW 3 Series
330i RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$46,572
80 listings nationwide

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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
20
Big_Smoke writes:
Pretty similar to the Audi, but better handling, more pickup, and overall more comfortable
Power Ranked 2012 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD worse.
"It felt like it had way more pickup"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2012 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD worse.
"The Trunk in the Saab is massive compared to the Audis"
2022 BMW 3 Series
330i RWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
2022 BMW 3 Series
330i RWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
20 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
33 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.4 gal 15.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Power
220 hp @ 5,300 RPM
220 hp @ 5,300 RPM
255 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
294 lb-ft @ 1,550 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
10.2:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.4 in x 3.4 in
3.4 in x 3.4 in
3.23 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 42 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 17 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 836 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 182.9 in 185.7 in
Width 70.9 in 81.4 in
Height 57.1 in 56.8 in
Wheelbase 105.3 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2012 Saab 9-3
Aero

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Black
  • Carbon Gray Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Java Metallic
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Laser Red
  • Nocturne Blue Metallic
  • Oak Metallic

Option Packages

  • Navigation Radio
  • Navigation W/Bose Audio
  • Premium PKG
2022 BMW 3 Series
330i RWD

Exterior Colors

  • AVENTURIN Red Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • DRAVIT Grey Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Grey Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Oxide Grey Metallic
  • PORTIMAO Blue Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
  • TANZANITE Blue II Metallic

Option Packages

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Convenience Package
  • Driving Assistance Package
  • Driving Assistance Professional Package
  • Dynamic Handling Package
  • Icon Adaptive Led Headlights W/LASERLIGHT
  • Live Cockpit Pro W/NAVI
  • M Sport Package
  • Premium Package
  • Black W/Blue Stitching, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Black, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • TACORA Red, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Wheels: 19" X 8" Double-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey

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