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2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
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2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
Invoice
$38,400
Average Price Paid
$38,747
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Aero
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330i NA Sedan RWD
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2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,340
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$40,750

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
No Expert Reviews
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

For 2020, BMW expands the 3 Series lineup with a new trim. The compact 3 Series competes with mainstays like the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Lexus IS. The base 330i carries o...

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

2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
20
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"
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
10
writes:
Inside is futuristic, the outside is a redesigned 2018 340i. Not much to say , great for anyone not a performa...
10
writes:
One of the best driving sedans iv owned in a long time fun enough power for what it is an plenty of tuning opt...
Family Car Ranked 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RWD worse.
"4 doors more room and for those of us who live where it snows the awe system is nice to have "
Value Ranked 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RWD better.
"Insane power per dollar "

Specs

2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
20 MPG
--
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
33 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
295 lb-ft @ 1,450 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
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 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
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD

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